The Extended Classroom: Meeting students' needs using a virtual environment

Ana Loureiro, Teresa Bettencourt
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
In this article we outline some of the potentialities and barriers of 3D immersive virtual environments when used in a learning context. Classrooms can be extended -from physical to virtual space in order to fulfill students' needs and to facilitate a more collaborative learning style. Setting up a tutorial in a virtual environment has some complexity but the gains are well worth the effort. Immersive learning allows us to learn in 1 st person, allow us to have control over what we want to
more » ... , how and when. The use of virtual environments allows students to participate in richer interactions at times that are more convenient to their work/study patterns, with no physical restrictions.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.167 fatcat:onz2ab7rsfap3bv7xvtjcl2p5q