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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5162–5170
Children with autism are frequently noted for their impairment of lacking facial expression in their social interaction. In this study, it examined how young people with autism understand the expressive 3D humanoid characters with facial expression ...
Exploring the social competence of students with autism spectrum conditions in a collaborative virtual learning environment – The pilot study
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (May 2010) pp. 1068–1077
Social reciprocity deficits are a core feature of the autism spectrum conditions (ASCs). Many individual with ASCs have difficulty with social interaction due to a frequent lack of social competence. This study focuses on using a virtual learning...
Using Virtual Reality Environment to Improve Joint Attention Associated with Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 6 (2012) pp. 2141–2152
The focus of this study is using data glove to practice Joint attention skill in virtual reality environment for people with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). The virtual reality environment provides a safe environment for PDD people....
Teaching Science Vol. 60, No. 3 (September 2014) pp. 43–45
Based on our experience of teaching physics in middle and senior secondary school, we have found that students have difficulty in reasoning at the microscopic level. Their reasoning is limited to the observational level so they have problems in...
Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 4 pp. 1449–1458
Empathy is an essential part of normal social function that people with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) lack. This study uses the intervention of enhancing empathy via 3D animated scenarios of empathy in a virtual learning environment to help...
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Vol. 20, No. 4 (2005) pp. 231–243
Collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) hold great potential for people with autism. An exploratory empirical study was conducted to determine if children and youth with autism could understand basic emotions as represented by a humanoid avatar....