PREPARING A CASE FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 3D VIRTUAL WORLDS IN ELECTRONIC LEARNING - Giving Education a Second Life

Mohammed J. AlGhamdi, Debbie Richards

Abstract

The potential of 3D virtual worlds to introduce a new educational medium which can serve all types of learning as well as enhance the experience of both the instructor and learner appropriate to the 21st century classroom has been recognised and explored in previous studies. While participants report enjoyment and even improved learning outcomes, it is unclear what role the technology has played in achieving these benefits. Furthermore, e-learning, with its many forms, has been criticized due to the inability of the technology to provide the means which allows e-learning to become an equivalent alternative to traditional face-to-face learning particularly in terms of effectiveness and quality. The proposed study will examine explore these issues by assessing new alternatives, namely the use of Second Life, to traditional face-to-face education.

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J. AlGhamdi M. and Richards D. (2010). PREPARING A CASE FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 3D VIRTUAL WORLDS IN ELECTRONIC LEARNING - Giving Education a Second Life . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 477-480. DOI: 10.5220/0002852304770480


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Mohammed J. AlGhamdi and Debbie Richards},
title={PREPARING A CASE FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 3D VIRTUAL WORLDS IN ELECTRONIC LEARNING - Giving Education a Second Life},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={477-480},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002852304770480},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - PREPARING A CASE FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 3D VIRTUAL WORLDS IN ELECTRONIC LEARNING - Giving Education a Second Life
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - J. AlGhamdi M.
AU - Richards D.
PY - 2010
SP - 477
EP - 480
DO - 10.5220/0002852304770480