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ERIC Number: EJ935037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Second Life, a 3-D Animated Virtual World: An Alternative Platform for (Art) Education
Han, Hsiao-Cheng
Art Education, v64 n4 p41-46 Jul 2011
3-D animated virtual worlds are no longer only for gaming. With the advance of technology, animated virtual worlds not only are found on every computer, but also connect users with the internet. Today, virtual worlds are created not only by companies, but also through the collaboration of users. Online 3-D animated virtual worlds provide a new environment for life, imagination, and education. Second Life (SL) is one of the most popular 3-D animated virtual worlds today. This 3-D animated virtual world is entirely built and owned by its residents (users). In this article, the author talks about Second Life as an alternative platform for delivering art education or teaching art. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A