3 D Web-Based Worlds for Instruction
John Tashner, Richard Riedl, Steve Bronack, Appalachian State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The instructional technology faculty at Appalachian State University has developed its graduate program courses within a 3D world. Based upon an Active World server and a social constructivist philosophy, each course is designed to take place in different 3D scenes, such as a frontier town, a park, or Roman palace. A library for distance education students has been developed as a part of the world. Each participant in the world has an avatar, which is able to be moved by key strokes throughout the scene. Active web links and other resources are available with clickable objects. Learning communities develop as small and large groups form to consider, reflect and complete various tasks and assignments. Both linear and non-linear activities are provided for individuals and groups. Several forms of individual and group communication tools are provided to enhance student to student and student to professor contacts.
Tashner, J., Riedl, R. & Bronack, S. (2005). 3 D Web-Based Worlds for Instruction. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2114-2118). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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