Problem-based Virtual World Design for Virtual Reality Education - An Experiment with the Opensimulator Platform for Second Life-based Virtual Worlds

George Anastassakis, Themis Panayiotopoulos

Abstract

In this paper we present our current efforts with a novel, problem-based learning paradigm for academic-level education on topics related to Virtual Reality. The paradigm embraces problem-based learning principles and methods, adopts methodologies and technologies pertaining to the Second Life online virtual environment and relies on the use of exclusively free software, namely, the OpenSimulator platform for Second Life-based virtual environments. We have applied the paradigm for the purposes of a BSc-level course module on Virtual Reality and have evaluated its educational impact and appeal to students through a questionnaire-based survey.

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Anastassakis G. and Panayiotopoulos T. (2013). Problem-based Virtual World Design for Virtual Reality Education - An Experiment with the Opensimulator Platform for Second Life-based Virtual Worlds . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 513-516. DOI: 10.5220/0004390205130516


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@conference{csedu13,
author={George Anastassakis and Themis Panayiotopoulos},
title={Problem-based Virtual World Design for Virtual Reality Education - An Experiment with the Opensimulator Platform for Second Life-based Virtual Worlds},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={513-516},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004390205130516},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Problem-based Virtual World Design for Virtual Reality Education - An Experiment with the Opensimulator Platform for Second Life-based Virtual Worlds
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Anastassakis G.
AU - Panayiotopoulos T.
PY - 2013
SP - 513
EP - 516
DO - 10.5220/0004390205130516