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Title: Prologue
Contributor(s): Gregory, Sue  (author)orcid ; Tynan, Belinda (author); Lee, Mark J W (author); Dalgarno, Barney (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
390405 Educational technology and computing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
Abstract: This eleven-chapter book is concerned with practical applications of three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds in online education. It is thought to be particularly timely due to the current "state of play" of virtual world adoption and use across the tertiary education sector globally (see, for example, Dalgamo, Gregory, Carlson, Lee, & Tynan. 2012; de Freitas. 2008; Kelton, 2007; Kirriemuir, 2010a, 2010b, 2012). For several years, there was a great deal of hype surrounding the use of virtual worlds in academia for learning. teaching, research, and student support. However, as this initial hype has subsided and the technology is now displaying signs of approaching maturity (Lowendahl. 2013, 2014), we are seeing a body of sound. evidence-based strategies and practices that has accrued over time as a consequence of ongoing scholarship.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Virtual Worlds for Online Learning: Cases and Applications, p. vii-xiii
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9781634821490
HERDC Category Description: B2 Chapter in a Book - Other
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Series Name: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
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Editor: Editor(s): Sue Gregory, Mark J W Lee, Barney Dalgarno, Belinda Tynan
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