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Virtual Environments as an Education Tool for Digital Natives

Duridanov, Ludmil and Curry, Joanne and Ivanov, Stanislav (2013) Virtual Environments as an Education Tool for Digital Natives. Национална конференция "Образованието в информационното общество" = National Conference "Education in the Information Society" . pp. 101-108. ISSN 1314-0752

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10525/1991

Abstract

The paper focuses on the development of an educational concept of virtual environments for Digital Natives. The project, a collaboration between NBU Sofia (Bulgaria) and WSU Sydney (Australia), concentrated on the development of a didactic solution for attracting the so called Digital Natives into a virtual environment where they could develop their own learning scenarios accessing knowledge within a Second Life environment or comparable interface. The goal of the project was to provide an engaging and participatory virtual environment which could encourage students to become more intimately involved in the learning process around ancient and in some cases extinct Balkan languages. The results provided visual immediacy within a learning environment and allowed the WSU computing students to sharpen their professional IT skills working for NBU as a client.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:virtual environment, education tool, digital natives, visual immediacy, blended learning, participatory learning
Subjects:Language. Linguistics. Literature > Ancient languages
Computer science and information technologies > Applied informatics
Education > Higher education
History.Archaeology > History of the Mediterranean region
History.Archaeology > Thracian history
Psychology > Cognitive psychology (science)
Sociology.Anthropology > Social anthropology
Sociology.Anthropology > Sociology of culture and civilization
ID Code:3950
Deposited By: Dr. Ludmil Duridanov
Deposited On:07 Jan 2019 13:58
Last Modified:17 Jan 2019 09:33

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