Distributed Virtual Reality Learning Environments

Distributed Virtual Reality Learning Environments

Sam Redfern (University of Galway, Ireland), Micheál Colhoun (University of Galway, Ireland), Jordi Hernandez (University of Galway, Ireland), Niall Naughton (University of Galway, Ireland) and Damien Noonan (University of Galway, Ireland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-953-3.ch016
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In this chapter we discuss the emerging technologies of collaborative virtual environments (CVEs), and outline their suitability for improving the pedagogical support provided by online learning environments. We provide a critique of current approaches to online learning (ranging from Web-based to video-conferencing), and argue that they are generally poor with regard to support for complex task-based interactions, as required by modern approaches to collaborative learning, as well as being weak in

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