Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom

Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom

Giovanni Vincenti (Towson University, USA) and James Braman (Towson University, USA)
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Release Date: August, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 588
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-822-3
ISBN13: 9781616928223|ISBN10: 1616928220|EISBN13: 9781616928230
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In the last few years, educators have become familiar with the concept of online education through the use of tools such as “Blackboard,” “WebCT,” and other online course delivery systems.

Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom highlights the work of educators daring enough to teach in these new frontiers of education. This timely publication is a must-read for all educators and practitioners, of any subject and at any level, who wish to incorporate a dynamic online element to their classroom. It is also meant for researchers of education, computer science, and instructional technologies. Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom is a one-stop resource for practices, as well as research activities, within the domain on Multi-User Virtual Environments.

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

  • Applying Multi-User Virtual Environments to Education
  • Classroom Experiences
  • Designing Classroom Activities for MUVEs
  • Digital Intelligence
  • Education-Oriented Research Activities Conducted in MUVEs
  • ICT Applications in U.S. Higher Education
  • Second Life
  • Self-Developing a MUVE
  • Static vs. Dynamic Online Learning Environments
  • Techno-Pedagogical Context of Distance Learning
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Twenty-four essays from teachers, instructional designers and academics from the fields of education and computer technology provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) in classrooms around the world. Divided into four sections covering concepts of virtual environments, educational goals for MUVEs, language learning in MUVEs and specific techniques, applications and lesson design for virtual environments, individual chapters discuss such topics as overcoming objections to MUVEs in traditional education environments, teaching in Second Life, design for language learning in an embodied environment and healthcare education through 3D MUVE-based simulations. ...

– Sci Tech Book News, BookNews.com
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Editor Biographies
Giovanni Vincenti received his Doctorate of Science in Applied Information Technology from Towson University in 2007 after an academic career that focused on Bioinformatics through a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. in Computer Science. He is in charge of Research and Development at Gruppo Vincenti, a small but dynamic company with interests across several fields. His main areas of research include Fuzzy Mediation, Technology-Based Education and Emotionally-Aware Agency. He is also a Lecturer with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University. He published his findings at several regional, national and international conferences. His interest in education and technology-based instruction comes from years of direct interaction with students in the classroom and empirical experiences that formed him as a teacher.
James Braman is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Information Technology. James also serves as a joint editor-in-chief of the (ICST) Transactions on E-Education and E-Learning. He is also part of the Towson University Second Life Initiative, the Towson Innovation Lab, promoting virtual environments for higher education learning. In collaboration with Giovanni Vincenti, has co-authored several publications, recently including the Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics. His current research focus includes art and technology, intelligent agents, affective computing and education in virtual and immersive environments.
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