Choosing a Virtual World Platform for Teaching: “VICERO” - A Scoring Model Aiding the Right Choice
Kai Erenli, UAS bfi Vienna, Austria
iJAC Volume 5, Number 3, ISSN 1867-5565 Publisher: Kassel University Press GmbH
When asking which Virtual World to use for educational purposes, people most often want to hear a one- sentence answer. Frequently the question leads to a discussion that can be compared to a debate about religion: you cannot be too sure which side you will choose but you are easily doomed from the beginning if you pick the wrong side (or in this case, platform). To help educators pick the right Virtual World platform we have developed a Scoring Model and Criteria Catalogue which support choosing the most suitable platform for teaching purposes. Educators can use the Scoring Model to rate the criteria based on their respective demand. The Scoring Model will then suggest a Virtual World platform from a “long list” and instruct the educator how to install/use/maintain the platform. Thus educators will not be left alone with their choice and will get a motivational hint where to start and where to seek support. The “long list” is monitored and updated regularly so that selections are always up-to-date.
Erenli, K. (2012). Choosing a Virtual World Platform for Teaching: “VICERO” - A Scoring Model Aiding the Right Choice. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 5(3), 54-57. Kassel University Press GmbH.