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Title: Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions
Contributor(s): Gregory, Sue  (author)orcid ; Jacka, Lisa (author); Hillier, Mathew (author); Grant, Scott (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: This paper presents four case studies from two regional and two metropolitan Australian universities, showcasing how 3D virtual world platforms have been used to connect, engage and motivate students in both co-located and non-co-located contexts. The case studies provide practical examples of how virtual worlds and associated applications have been operationalised in real teaching and learning contexts involving a range of different disciplines. For rural educators looking for innovative ways to enrich the student learning experience, the case studies offer first hand insights into the potential and the problems of using virtual worlds for educational purposes.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25(2), p. 73-90
Publisher: SPERA: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Place of Publication: Wembley, Australia
ISSN: 1839-7387
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130103 Higher Education
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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