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Title: Coming down to Earth: Helping teachers use 3D virtual worlds in across-spaces learning situations
Authors: Muñoz Cristóbal, Juan Alberto
Prieto, Luis P.
Asensio Pérez, Juan Ignacio
Martínez Monés, Alejandra
Jorrín-Abellán, Iván Manuel
Dimitriadis, Yannis A.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: International Forum of Educational Technology and Society
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: Muñoz-Cristóbal, J. A., Prieto, L. P., Asensio-Pérez, J. I., Martínez-Monés, A., Jorrín-Abellán, I. M., & Dimitriadis, Y. (2015). Coming down to Earth: Helping teachers use 3D virtual worlds in across-spaces learning situations. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(1), p. 13-26
Abstract: Different approaches have explored how to provide seamless learning across multiple ICT-enabled physical and virtual spaces, including three-dimensional virtual worlds (3DVW). However, these approaches present limitations that may reduce their acceptance in authentic educational practice: The difficulties of authoring and sharing teacher-created designs across different 3DVW platforms, or the lack of integration of 3DVWs with existing technologies in the classroom ecosystem (e.g., widespread web-based learning platforms such as Moodle, or mobile augmented reality applications). Focusing on a specific kind of 3DVW (virtual globes, such as Google Earth, used like 3DVWs), we propose a system that enables teachers to deploy across-spaces learning situations, which can be authored with a plethora of existing learning design tools, that involve different common web-based learning platforms, mobile AR applications and multiple kinds of virtual globes. A prototype of the architecture has been developed to evaluate this novel approach. The mixed-methods evaluation performed comprised both a feature analysis and a study where a teacher deployed an authentic across-spaces learning situation including Google Earth used as a 3DVW. Such evaluation shows that the system enables teachers deploy learning situations over different technological ecosystems composed by physical and web spaces, as well as by 3DVWs.
Keywords: Realidad virtual
Google Earth
ISSN: 1436-4522
Peer Review: SI
Sponsor: Junta de Castilla y León (programa de apoyo a proyectos de investigación - Ref. VA277U14)
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Language: spa
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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