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MiRTLE: Mixed Reality Teaching and Learning Environment

Gardner, M and Scott, J and Horan, B (2008) 'MiRTLE: Mixed Reality Teaching and Learning Environment.' Educause Review, 43 (5). ISSN 1527-6619

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Abstract

In this article, we describe our collaborative research toward creating a "mixed reality teaching and learning environment" (MiRTLE) that enables teachers and students participating in real-time mixed and online classes to interact with avatar representations of each other. The longer-term hypothesis is that avatar representations of teachers and students will help create a sense of shared presence, engendering a sense of community and improving student engagement in online lessons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blended learning; e-learning; student engagement and interaction; teaching and learning; Virtual Learning Environment (VLE); virtual worlds
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:08
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3870

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