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ERIC Number: EJ760701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0092-1815
MUD for Learning: Classification and Instruction
Hsieh, Chung-Hsiang; Sun, Chuen-Tsai
International Journal of Instructional Media, v33 n3 p289-302 2006
From a constructivist point of view, the importance of MUDs (Multiple User Dungeons) in education is justified based on their community-forming, learning, and role-playing functions. The authors propose a typology for educational MUDs and discuss their individual instructional approaches in order to measure MUD potential in ten-os of learning-specific angle. According to the metaphor, technology, and instruction we found in educational MUDs, we categorize them as teacher-centered, learner-centered, environment-centered, or construction-centered. After describing the learning structures and characteristic features of our classification system, we use three MUDs developed and tested in Taiwan to demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of using a MUD-based learning approach. (Contains 2 charts and 2 diagrams.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan