ERIC Number: ED479567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
The 3D LAOKOON--Visual and Verbal in 3D Online Learning Environments.
This paper reports on a project where three-dimensional (3D) online gaming environments were exploited for the purpose of academic communication and learning. 3D gaming environments are media and meaning rich and can provide inexpensive solutions for educational purposes. The experiment with teaching and discussions in this setting, however, proved that media complexity is not a sufficient condition for successful online learning environments. This paper discusses the background and the two presuppositions of the project; selecting a suitable 3D online environment; the communication format/genre; the interface; the session, which was conducted as a "traditional" academic lecture; and results. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Simulation, Computer System Design, Educational Technology, Instructional Material Evaluation, Online Systems, Three Dimensional Aids
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093. Figures contain illegible type.