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ERIC Number: EJ1167986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
The Use of Virtual Worlds for Developing Intercultural Competences
Machado, Lisiane; Klein, Amarolinda Zanela; Freitas, Angilberto; Schlemmer, Eliane; Pedron, Cristiane Drebes
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v12 n3 Article 5 p51-64 2016
In this research, the authors present a framework for developing Intercultural Competence (IC) and use Tridimensional Digital Virtual Worlds (3DVW) as environments for developing Intercultural Competence. They developed an artifact, via Design Research, constituted by an educational method using the 3DVW Second Life® as the place for a virtual exchange program between 92 Brazilian and Portuguese master students. The results of the authors' study indicate that the 3DVW can be used for the development of IC because it allows rich experiential and relational/conversational learning opportunities, especially due to the affordances of immersion/sense of presence, social interaction, content production, and knowledge sharing.
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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: Brazil; Portugal
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