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International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

January 2014 Volume 5, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Authoring Adaptive 3D Virtual Learning Environments

    Ahmed Ewais & Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

    The use of 3D and Virtual Reality is gaining interest in the context of academic discussions on E-learning technologies. However, the use of 3D for learning environments also has drawbacks. One way... More

    pp. 1-19

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  2. Are You an Online Team Player?: A Pilot Study

    Melody Rawlings, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, United States

    The purpose of this pilot case study was to answer the following research questions: How do previous experiences affect students' attitudes toward online teamwork? When do students' attitudes... More

    pp. 20-33

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  3. Who Owns the Floor?: Examining Participation in a Collaborative Learning Scenario Between Student Teachers and Active Professionals in Second Life

    Airong Wang, Department of Humanities, Mid Sweden University, Härnösand, Sweden; Anders Steinvall & Mats Deutschmann, Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

    This study investigates the effects of unequal power relations on participation in a group of student teachers and invited professionals in two collaborative workshops in Second Life. The data... More

    pp. 34-53

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  4. Multi-Level Adaptation in End-User Development of 3D Virtual Chemistry Experiments

    Chang Liu & Ying Zhong, Ohio University, Athens, OH, United States

    Multi-level adaptation in end-user development (EUD) is an effective way to enable non-technical end users such as educators to gradually introduce more functionality with increasing complexity to ... More

    pp. 54-72

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  5. Providing Students with an Easystart to Higher Education: The Emerging Role of Digital Technologies to Facilitate Students' Transitions

    Claire Hamshire & W. Cullen, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

    The transition to higher education can be problematic for some students as they adapt to institutional procedures and degree level working at the same time as developing new social networks. To... More

    pp. 73-87

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