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ERIC Number: EJ1131315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
Telepresence: A "Real" Component in a Model to Make Human-Computer Interface Factors Meaningful in the Virtual Learning Environment
Selverian, Melissa E. Markaridian; Lombard, Matthew
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v2 n1-2 p31-58 2009
A thorough review of the research relating to Human-Computer Interface (HCI) form and content factors in the education, communication and computer science disciplines reveals strong associations of meaningful perceptual "illusions" with enhanced learning and satisfaction in the evolving classroom. Specifically, associations emerge between spatial illusions (sensory space) and low-level learning objectives, e.g., memorization; and social illusions (interaction) and high-level learning objectives, e.g., evaluation. What are glaringly absent, however, are measures to define and associate the factors of the technologically advanced Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with the illusions and levels of learning. The researchers detail the factors associated with the communication concept "telepresence" ("presence") that is particularly relevant to the illusions in the VLE. Through a synthesis of the literatures and extensive research at a N.Y. school, they create and test presence technology guidelines, measures, and learning assessments to enhance illusions, learning and satisfaction in the VLE (Selverian, 2005).
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site:
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Language: English
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