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Evaluation of Home Delivery of Lectures Utilizing 3D Virtual Space Infrastructure
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, , , Graduate School of Informatics, Kansai University, Japan ; , Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Japan

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 16, Number 1, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Evaluation experiments have been essential in exploring home delivery of lectures for which users can experience campus lifestyle and distant learning through 3D virtual space. This paper discusses the necessity of virtual space for distant learners by examining the effects of virtual space. The authors have pursued the possibility of collaboration of real and virtual spaces in different learning settings, while augmenting the capability provided by regular distant education. Users were asked to participate in experimental lecture environments with or without virtual space, and their evaluations were processed through factor analysis from efficiency viewpoints of virtual space. As a result, the presence technology and a sense of unity influenced participants' satisfaction in both real and distant classrooms. Additional experiments enhanced the evaluation results by comparing the achievements and communicability as those being affected by different environments. The results indicated that awareness and communication with lecturer and other participants were highly evaluated by users in terms of collaborative use of real and virtual spaces in distant learning.

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Nishide, R., Shima, R., Araie, H. & Ueshima, S. (2007). Evaluation of Home Delivery of Lectures Utilizing 3D Virtual Space Infrastructure. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 16(1), 5-24. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 27, 2019 from .

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