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Accelerating Online Text-based Discourse via 3D Online Learning Environments
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, University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

3D online learning environments, which are an extension of modern massively multiplayer online game concepts with additional collaborative tools integrated into the client for use in education, can be configured such that it provides a low-cost entry into the technology for programs and departments and have impact almost immediately to enhance traditional text-based online course delivery. This paper will discuss research at the University of North Texas in the use of such an environment and how it has positively impacted online discourse in courses between 2003 and 2005.

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Jones, G. (2006). Accelerating Online Text-based Discourse via 3D Online Learning Environments. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1372-1377). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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