ERIC Number: EJ914169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 15
Virtual Worlds in Distance Education: A Content Analysis Study
Wang, Feihong; Lockee, Barbara B.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v11 n3 p183-186 2010
The three-dimensional (3D) virtual world is one of the current innovations that has been discussed extensively as the potential medium for online distance education. Despite the heated discussion on the possible applications of 3D virtual worlds for distance education, empirical studies were hard to locate, and little has been written about how these studies were conducted and what was found in general. The purpose of this content analysis was to investigate studies on integrating 3D virtual worlds into distance education and how these studies were conducted.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Content Analysis, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Literature Reviews, Virtual Classrooms, Meta Analysis, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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