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ERIC Number: EJ858405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
The Arts 3D VLE Metaverse as a Network of Imagination
Rauch, Ulrich; Cohodas, Marvin; Wang, Tim
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v5 n6 Aug-Sep 2009
Ulrich Rauch, Marvin Cohodas, and Tim Wang describe the Arts Metaverse, a Croquet-based virtual learning environment under development at the University of British Columbia. The Arts Metaverse allows three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of important artifacts and sites of classical, ancient, and indigenous American art, thereby allowing students access to places and works they would not otherwise be able to experience. The Arts Metaverse has been developed on the principle that engaging students in the construction of a virtual teaching and learning environment can facilitate collaboration between teachers and students and create a participative learning experience. In this spirit, the Arts Metaverse Project aims to make students and academics joint researchers creating and sharing knowledge beyond the walls of the university. While projects developed for the Arts Metaverse thus far have focused on art and architecture, the technology and process are entirely appropriate for a wide range of inquiries in the humanities and social sciences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada