Academic performance in a 3D virtual learning environment

Different learning types vs. different class types

Nader Hanna*, Deborah Richards, Michael J. Jacobson

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The last decade has seen an increasing interest in the use of 3D virtual environments for educational applications. However, very few studies investigated the influence of the learning context, such as class type and learning type, on learners’ academic performance. This paper studied the impact of class type (i.e. comprehensive or selective) classes, as well as learning type (i.e. guided or challenge and guided), on students’ level of usage of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as well as on their academic performance. The results showed that, unlike class type, there is a significant difference between learners’ in their usage of the VLE. Moreover, the results showed that the levels of using a VLE significantly correlated with learners’ academic performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge management and acquisition for smart systems and services
Subtitle of host publication13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014 Gold Cost, Qld, Australia, December 1-2, 2014 Proceedings
EditorsYang Sok Kim, Byeong Ho Kang, Deborah Richards
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319133324
ISBN (Print)9783319133317
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20142 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume8863
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period1/12/142/12/14

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