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ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2013 (2013) pp. 622–626
When Second Life first came to the attention of the mainstream media in 2007, educators recognised the potential of virtual worlds for teaching and learning. They seemed to be the ideal environments to facilitate authentic learning, alleviate the...
Barriers and Enablers to the Use of Virtual Worlds in Higher Education: An Exploration of Educator Perceptions, Attitudes and Experiences
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 1 pp. 3–12
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have been used for more than a decade in higher education for teaching and learning. Since the 1980s, academics began using virtual worlds as an exciting and innovative new technology to provide their students...
Multidiscipline role-play in a 3D virtual learning environment: Experiences with a large cohort of healthcare students
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2012 (November 2012)
Three-dimensional virtual learning environments (3DVLEs), such as Second Life, have been used in education for some time. Although many writers have addressed where, how, and why 3DVLEs are applied in education, only a few articles have concentrated ...
Randomized Controlled Trial of "Mind Reading" and In Vivo Rehearsal for High-Functioning Children with ASD
Marcus L. Thomeer; Rachael A. Smith; Christopher Lopata; Martin A. Volker; Alanna M. Lipinski; Jonathan D. Rodgers; Christin A. McDonald; Gloria K. Lee
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 45, No. 7 (July 2015) pp. 2115–2127
This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of a computer software (i.e., "Mind Reading") and in vivo rehearsal treatment on the emotion decoding and encoding skills, autism symptoms, and social skills of 43 children, ages 7-12 ...