Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City: a Case Study
Mikhail Fominykh, Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Program for learning with ICT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway ; Mikhail Morozov, Alexey Gerasimov, Multimedia Systems Laboratory, Mari State Technical University, Russian Federation
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this paper we focus on virtual campuses, i.e. virtual worlds representing real educational institutions that are based on the metaphor of a university and provide users with different learning tools. More specifically, we focus on the idea of integrating a virtual campus into the context of a virtual city where students live and work to extend its possibilities for supporting learning and socializing. In this paper we describe an empirical case study that was performed to test and develop our initial ideas. We present a set of guidelines for designing a virtual campus in the city context, based on the results of the study.
Fominykh, M., Prasolova-Førland, E., Morozov, M. & Gerasimov, A. (2009). Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City: a Case Study. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 559-568). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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