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Park, Hyungsung; Seo, Sumin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of collaborative activities on group identity in a virtual world such as "Second Life." To achieve this purpose, this study adopted events that promoted participants' interactions using tools inherent in "Second Life." The interactive tools given to the control group in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Simulation, Internet
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McArdle, Gavin; Bertolotto, Michela – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Today, the Internet plays a major role in distributing learning material within third level education. Multiple online facilities provide access to educational resources. While early systems relied on webpages, which acted as repositories for learning material, nowadays sophisticated online applications manage and deliver learning resources.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Interaction
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Childs, Mark; Schnieders, H. Lori; Williams, Gweno – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Using virtual worlds as media for learning and teaching gives rise to the potential for many unique ethical problems. Some of these arise due to the nature of the engagement with these virtual worlds, in which the students create a virtual representation, called an avatar, which may enable a sense of embodiment, and hence exposure, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Simulated Environment, Self Concept
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Chang, Y. C.; Peng, H. Y.; Chao, H. C. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
In recent years, games have been proven to be an effective tool in supplementing traditional teaching methods. Through game playing, students can strengthen their cognitive-recognition architecture and can gain satisfaction as well as a sense of achievement. This study presents a conceptual framework for examining various effective strategies by…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Teaching Methods