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International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

October 2014 Volume 5, Number 4

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Shifts in Student Motivation during Usage of a Multi-User Virtual Environment for Ecosystem Science

    Shari Metcalf, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, United States; Jason Chen, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, United States; Amy Kamarainen & Kim Frumin, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, United States; Trisha Vickrey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States; Tina Grotzer & Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, United States

    In incorporating technology in science education, some have expressed concern that the value added by technology is primarily due to the novelty or excitement about using the devices, resulting in ... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. In-World Behaviors and Learning in a Virtual World

    Larysa Nadolny, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States; Mark Childs, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom

    Educational virtual worlds can give students opportunities that would not otherwise be possible in face-to-face settings. The SciEthics Interactive simulations allow learners to conduct scientific ... More

    pp. 17-28

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  3. Incidental Learning in 3D Virtual Environments: Relationships to Learning Style, Digital Literacy and Information Display

    Wayne Thomas & Patricia Boechler, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    With teachers taking more interest in utilizing 3D virtual environments for educational purposes, research is needed to understand how learners perceive and process information within virtual... More

    pp. 29-44

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  4. Construct Validation of an Online Reading Strategy Inventory for Use in Iran

    Jaleh Hassaskhah, Department of English Language, Faculty of Humanity, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Seyedeh Gaskari, Department of English Language, Islamic Azad University - Tonekabon Branch, Tonekabon, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Significant departure from reliance upon print texts is requiring teachers and researchers to redefine online reading processes for diverse contexts, and participants. To bring the significant role... More

    pp. 45-59

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