Facilitating immersion, engagement and flow in multi-user virtual environments

Farley, Helen Sara (2012) Facilitating immersion, engagement and flow in multi-user virtual environments. In: 2011 International Conference on Immersive Virtual Technologies for Learning: Virtual Implementation, Real Outcomes, 27-28 June 2011, Middlesbrough, UK.

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Abstract

Virtual worlds are providing myriad opportunities for the development of innovative curricula for tertiary educators. They provide a virtual meeting space for those students and lecturers who are geographically remote from one another, rendering distance irrelevant and facilitating the formation of community. This paper will look at those factors - physical, social, virtual and those related to pedagogy - which facilitate immersion in virtual worlds; that suspension of disbelief which generates the feeling of presence or 'being there', crucial to promoting student engagement and ultimately, flow.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 00:53
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 05:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual worlds, second life, educational technology, technology enhanced learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25128

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