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ERIC Number: EJ944274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Art Education Avatars in Action: Preparing Art Teachers for Learning and Teaching in a Virtual Age (for Special issue Digital Games and Simulations in Teacher Preparation)
Lu, Lilly
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v19 n3 p287-301 Oct 2011
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds (VW) have great potential for contemporary art education. This article introduces the key characteristics of 3D VWs and reviews the research literature and application of VWs in education and art education. After explaining how 3D VWs provide unique possibilities as a contemporary art medium, learning tool, learning environment, and creation and exhibit ground for contemporary art education, the author proposes an integrated 3D VW model for art teacher preparation. Student projects using 3D VW are briefly described and student reflections are provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois