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Title: Virtual Environments as an Education Tool for Digital Natives
Authors: Duridanov, Ludmil
Curry, Joanne
Ivanov, Stanislav
Keywords: Virtual Environment
Education Tool
Digital Natives
Visual Immediacy
Blended Learning
Participatory Learning
Issue Date: 31-May-2013
Publisher: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Association for the Development of the Information Society
Citation: Proceedings of the National Conference on "Education in the Information Society", Plovdiv, May, 2013,101p-108p
Series/Report no.: ADIS;2013
Abstract: The paper focuses on the development of an educational concept of virtual environments for Digital Natives. The project, a collaboration between NBU Sofia (Bulgaria) and UWS Sydney (Australia), concentrated on the development of a didactic solution for attracting the so called Digital Natives into a virtual environment where they could develop their own learning scenarios accessing knowledge within a Second Life environment or comparable interface. The goal of the project was to provide an engaging and participatory virtual environment which would encourage students to become more intimately involved in the learning process around ancient and in some cases extinct Balkan languages. The results provided visual immediacy within a learning environment and allowed the UWS computing students to sharpen their professional IT skills working for NBU as a client.
Description: Report published in the Proceedings of the National Conference on "Education in the Information Society", Plovdiv, May, 2013
ISSN: 1314-0752
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