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ERIC Number: EJ831384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Learning Experience with Virtual Worlds
Wagner, Christian
Journal of Information Systems Education, v19 n3 p263-266 2008
Virtual worlds create a new opportunity to enrich the educational experience through media-rich immersive learning. Virtual worlds have gained notoriety in games such as World of Warcraft (WoW), which has become the most successful online game ever, and in "general purpose" worlds, such as Second Life (SL), whose participation levels (more than 10 million users) and economic opportunities (creating millionaires), have attracted considerable news media attention (e.g., "Forbes", "Newsweek", "Wired", "Businessweek"). This article offers a description of the opportunity in general, and of a specific application case that illustrates the value, as well as implementation challenges. (Contains 1 table.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail: jise@appstate.edu; Web site: http://www.jise.appstate.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A