Track: Theoretical and Research Presentations

Title 3D Virtual Space Design for Augmented Student Learning
Author(s): Noha Saleeb
Moderator(s):Edith Halderman
Date Saturday, March 19 04:00
Location: North 2
Abstract Architectural design of educational spaces in the physical world has been established by research to affect student learning. However there is currently scarce study investigating analogous effects of 3D virtual architecture on e-learning in 3D virtual environments. This research discusses findings from conducted experiments in Second Life, providing evidence for the role of individual design components of virtual learning spaces (e.g. dimensions, shape, aesthetics, lighting) on students’ retention and other aspects of the e-learning experience.The research advocates the importance of establishing a set of well-defined 3D virtual design principles for the enhancement of students’ learning experiences in virtual worlds. This presentation starts with describing the experiments’ scenario performed for university students; and hence provides participants with outcomes illustrating best practices for design of 3D virtual learning spaces to enable best practices in teaching and learning in 3D virtual environments.
Bio(s): Noha Saleeb:

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