Working on Educational Content in 3D Collaborative Virtual Environments: Challenges and Implications

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Mikhail Fominykh, Theodor Wyeld

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    Abstract

    Collaborative construction and exploration of educational content is an important part of a learning process. In this paper, we focus on collaborative construction of educational visualizations in 3D Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs), analyzing results from our earlier case studies in Active Worlds and Second Life. We discuss various aspects of presenting educational content in a 3D environment, such as aesthetics, functionality and expressed meaning, various design solutions adopted by students in their constructions and the challenges they faced. Furthermore, we outline the implications for using 3D CVEs for working on educational content as a part of everyday classroom activities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages183-190
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventThe Thirteenth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education: CATE 2010 -
    Duration: 23 Aug 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Thirteenth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education: CATE 2010
    Period23/08/10 → …

    Keywords

    • 3D collaborative virtual environments
    • Active worlds
    • Educational visualizations
    • Second life

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    Prasolova-Førland, E., Fominykh, M., & Wyeld, T. (2010). Working on Educational Content in 3D Collaborative Virtual Environments: Challenges and Implications. 183-190. Paper presented at The Thirteenth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education: CATE 2010, .