Virtual spaces for teaching and learning

Albion, Peter (2009) Virtual spaces for teaching and learning. In: Digital simulations for improving education: learning through artificial teaching environments. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 52-67. ISBN 978-1-60566-322-7

Abstract

Interaction is fundamental to the learning process and game-like 3D online spaces present opportunities for enhancing learning through supporting a richer variety of interaction between learners and content, instructor and peers. Provision of a “low threshold application” for development of learning experiences in such spaces will extend the opportunities for more teachers to arrange learning experiences in virtual spaces. A heuristic that maps the possible variety of learning experiences in virtual spaces is one option for supporting teachers in the design of such experiences.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 3. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 371.397 Dig.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 06:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; online education; learning environment; learning experience; interaction; transactional distance; social presence
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.4018/978-1-60566-322-7.ch003
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4782

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