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Designing and Building immersive education spaces using Project Wonderland: from pedagogy through to practice

Gardner, M and Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA and Scott, J and Fowler, C (2009) Designing and Building immersive education spaces using Project Wonderland: from pedagogy through to practice. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This paper presents work on the JISC funded SIMiLLE project to build a culturally sensitive virtual world to support language learning. This builds on the MiRTLE project (funded by Sun Microsystems), which created a mixed-reality space for teaching and learning. The aim of the SIMiLLE project is to investigate the technical feasibility and pedagogical value of using virtual environments to provide a realistic socio-cultural setting and content for language learning interaction. The paper starts by providing some background information on the Wonderland platform and the MiRTLE project, and then outlines the requirements for SIMiLLE, and how these requirements will be supported through the use of a virtual world based on Project Wonderland. We then present our plans for the evaluation of the system, with a particular focus on the importance of incorporating pedagogy into the design of these systems, and how we can support good practice with the ever-growing use of 3D virtual environments in formalised education.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3860

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