Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms

Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms

Yufeng Qian (Northeastern University, USA)
Release Date: January, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 342
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3719-9
ISBN13: 9781522537199|ISBN10: 1522537198|EISBN13: 9781522537205
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As innovation advances and grows, classrooms are able utilize more advanced technology to educate students. Through virtual learning environments, students can experience real-life tasks and situations more directly, promoting active engagement in education.

Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms provides emerging research on the development of multi-user virtual learning environments and their potential role in education. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as project-based learning, social learning theory, and interactive media, this book is a vital resource for educational researchers, school teachers, college professors, and instructional designers seeking current research on the benefits and integration of multi-user virtual environments in modern education.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Constructivism
  • Experiential Learning
  • Interactive Media
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Virtual Augmented
  • Virtual Classrooms
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Editor/Author Biographies

Dr. Qian started her higher education career in 1991. Prior to joining Louisiana State University, she served as the doctoral research chair in the Doctor of Education program at Northeastern University, Boston, where she was the recipient of 2017 Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Professional Studies. Dr. Qian directed over 50 doctoral research studies on a variety of topics in education and produced 32 doctorates since 2010.

Dr. Qian’s research interests include technology-enabled academic transformation, models of online education and best practices in online teaching, the design, development and assessment of technology-enhanced learning environments, and the design of authentic learning tasks and modeling, coaching, and scaffolding strategies for active and deep learning. She is the author of a dozen journal articles and book chapters on emerging learning technologies and innovative learning environments. Her most recent publication includes the book, "Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms" (2018). In addition, she provides editorial review for SAGE and IGI Global.

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