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ERIC Number: EJ1154954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8518
Factors Affecting Development of Communities in 3D Immersive Learning Environments
McClannon, Terry; Sanders, Robert; Cheney, Amy; Bolt, Les; Terry, Krista
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, v4 n3 Article 2 p18-34 2013
This study is based on survey research conducted in 2010 and 2011, involving graduate students using a 3D immersive environment for their coursework. Investigators examined students' perceptions of community and presence via coursework offered in the immersive world. Utilizing the Sense of Community II index and the Communities of Inquiry survey, variables examined include students' time within their graduate programs, time spent in the 3D environment, and their levels of immersion, as well as the relationship between the two instruments. Analysis showed significant results for each of the research questions for both instruments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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