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Global TIME 2012 (Feb 07, 2012) pp. 11–17
In the collaborative process of programming a LEGO robot to follow distinct circuits, communication between students remotely located in Japan has been undertaken in a dedicated, learner-designed OpenSim virtual world. The communication has been...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018 (Oct 15, 2018) pp. 612–616
The Fukushima Dai’ichi nuclear power plant disaster of March 2011 revealed much about Japan’s lack of preparedness for nuclear accidents, and was therefore used as the context for adopting virtual reality as a Synthetic Learning Environment (SLE)....
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3085–3090
Virtual worlds such as Second Life, Active Worlds and Gaia are gaining much interest among educators. A number of universities and educational organizations have set up islands in Second Life for teachers, students and visitors. However, successful...
Topics: Learning Outcomes
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 84–89
In this paper we discuss the continuing, iterative process of creating an inter-disciplinary course linking Communication and Design Technology. Although technology is an integral component of the university’s vision for current and future curricula,...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1591–1597
Blending virtual reality and robot-mediated communication has been shown to support transnational communication for learning at schools and in Higher Education Institutes. The challenge though is to identify cost-effective solutions to mediate...
Who needs experts? Students designing a Synthetic Learning Environment of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 1223–1228
The paper is a description of the continuing research into the efficacy of a Synthetic Learning Environment (SLE) to support more engaged academic practice and transformative learning in Higher Education. Students have designed, programmed and...