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ERIC Number: EJ791190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Virtual Worlds: Inherently Immersive, Highly Social Learning Spaces
Johnson, Laurence F.; Levine, Alan H.
Theory Into Practice, v47 n2 p161-170 Apr 2008
Our essential premise in this article is that immersive learning is not new and that, as a practical matter, it is useful to view the relatively new virtual world platforms through that lens. By doing so, the premise continues, developers of learning experiences for these spaces will have a large theoretical base upon which to draw, as well as many examples from practice that can be modeled or adapted. A range of examples from K-12 and higher education are given, and the progression of both teacher and student is viewed in terms of learning styles and behavioral needs. Five essential steps for those wishing to develop their own projects are provided, as well as a list of useful resources. (Contains 5 figures and 5 notes.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A