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ERIC Number: EJ823143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
The Use of "Exploratory Learning" for Supporting Immersive Learning in Virtual Environments
de Freitas, Sara; Neumann, Tim
Computers & Education, v52 n2 p343-352 Feb 2009
User interfaces are becoming more intuitive following the requirements of the individual learner and reinforcing the drive towards more personalised learning and greater learner autonomy. There are clearly a new set of challenges emerging for teaching practitioners that will have implications upon not just what is learned but importantly upon lesson planning. This paper explores these changes to teaching through a consideration of an exploratory learning model which allows practitioners to rethink how they teach in 3D and immersive spaces where learning sequences and experiences are choreographed to support peer interactions and exchanges. The ELM extends from Kolb's experiential learning model to adapt the use of 3D applications, and provides examples from research and development projects to exemplify how the model works in practice. Teaching in these contexts provides less emphasis upon curriculum and more emphasis upon sequencing learning experiences, meta-reflection, peer assessment and group work. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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