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ERIC Number: EJ825517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Virtual Worlds, Virtual Literacy: An Educational Exploration
Stoerger, Sharon
Knowledge Quest, v36 n3 p50-56 Jan-Feb 2008
Virtual worlds enable students to learn through seeing, knowing, and doing within visually rich and mentally engaging spaces. Rather than reading about events, students become part of the events through the adoption of a pre-set persona. Along with visual feedback that guides the players' activities and the development of visual skills, visual creativity can enrich the students' learning experiences. While visual learning is not for everyone, virtual worlds provide students scaffolded spaces that can support practical experimentation, critical thinking, and other information literacy skills, important qualities needed in today's technology-focused real world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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