Modular Virtual Learning World
Nadeem Bhatti, Eicke Godehardt, Christoph Hornung, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Web-based Three-dimensional collaborative and impressive Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) offer considerable promise for the design of effective constructivist learning environments. Collaboration within a VLE enables learners to carry out tasks in groups, which offers beside the knowledge exchange a platform for training social competences and teamwork capabilities. In this paper, the design and concept of a new framework called "Modular virtual Learning World" (MLW) is described. MLWs are collaborative and immersive VLEs and offers modular and customizable solutions to enhance VLE building processes for enterprise training and vocational training. An ongoing project called "Virtual Car Dealer" (VAH, in German "Virtuelles AutoHaus") as one example of the MLW is also presented. It is designed to support German vocational training system. In addition, different aspects of VAH like pedagogical support, virtual learning environment and learning scenario are described.
Bhatti, N., Godehardt, E. & Hornung, C. (2005). Modular Virtual Learning World. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 146-153). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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