Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms

Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms

Yufeng Qian (Northeastern University, USA)
Projected Release Date: January, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781522537199|ISBN10: 1522537198|EISBN13: 9781522537205|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3719-9

Description

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.

Topics Covered

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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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Yufeng Qian, Ed.D., is a doctoral faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University. She teaches research methods courses and serves as the doctoral research chair in the Doctor of Education program. Prior to joining Northeastern, she worked at Dartmouth College for the online professional education programs. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Education at St. Thomas University, teaching in the Doctor of Education and Master of Science in Education programs. Dr. Qian’s research interests include the design, development and assessment of technology-enhanced learning environments, emerging learning technologies, and the design of authentic learning tasks and modeling, coaching, and scaffolding strategies for active and deep learning. She is the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters on emerging technologies. In addition, she provides editorial review for SAGE and IGI Global. Qian holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Technology from Lehigh University, and a Master of Education in TESOL from State University of New York at Buffalo. She was the recipient of 2017 CPS Award for Teaching Excellence at Northeastern University.