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Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City ARTICLE

, , Program for learning with ICT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway ; , , Multimedia Systems Laboratory, Mari State Technical University, Russian Federation

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 22, Number 2, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2009 ** This paper is focused 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, the idea of integrating a virtual campus into the context of a virtual city is suggested. Such a virtual city, where students live and work, can extend the possibilities of a virtual campus in supporting learning and socializing. This paper provides a description and analysis of an empirical case study that was performed to test and develop these ideas. Based on the results of the study, a set of guidelines for designing a virtual campus in a city context is presented.

Citation

Fominykh, M., Prasolova-Førland, E., Morozov, M. & Gerasimov, A. (2011). Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 22(2), 299-328. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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