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Title: Issues and Challenges of Teaching and Learning in 3D Virtual Worlds: Real Life Case Studies
Authors: Pfeil, Ulrike 
Ang, Chee Siang 
Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
Category: Arts
Field: Humanities
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Routledge - Taylor and Francis
Source: Educational Media International, 2009, Volume 46, Issue 3, Pages 223-238
Abstract: We aimed to study the characteristics and usage patterns of 3D virtual worlds in the context of teaching and learning. To achieve this, we organised a full-day workshop to explore, discuss and investigate the educational use of 3D virtual worlds. Thirty participants took part in the workshop. All conversations were recorded and transcribed for analysis. Thematic analysis was carried out to identify prominent issues and topics. We found that to fully utilise 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning, students, tutors and educational institutions face a number of socio-psychological, pedagogical and technological challenges. The paper highlights and discusses the issues that emerged from the workshop, supporting them with real life experiences and case studies provided by the workshop participants.
ISSN: 0952-3987
DOI: 10.1080/09523980903135368
Type: Article
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