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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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Brown, Stephen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
This paper reflects on the current position of virtual learning environments (VLEs) in universities and speculates about likely future directions for e-learning. Using accepted models of technology innovation and looking at current Web trends, it considers the extent to which e-learning is truly embedded in institutions, how Web 2.0 is being used…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Internet
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Powell, Stephen; Tindal, Ian; Millwood, Richard – Interactive Learning Environments, 2008
This paper describes a model of personalized work-integrated learning that is collaborative in nature, uses emerging Internet technologies and is accessed fully online. The Ultraversity project was set up by Ultralab at Anglia Ruskin University to develop a fully online, 3-year duration, undergraduate degree program with an emphasis on action…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness, Student Experience