Aiding learning efficiency in virtual worlds

Jesse De Haan*, Deborah Richards, Frank Dignum

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Whilst students may find Educational Virtual World (EVWs) more visually appealing and enjoyable than reading the theory in a textbook, using an EVW does not guarantee learning. The exploratory and experiential nature that potentially can enhance learning, can also lack structure or apparent purpose and may not achieve the intended learning outcomes. This paper reports a study that sought to understand whether navigational tips based on patterns in navigation paths to predict student performance, measured by recall for events and material encountered in the EVW, would be useful to provide timely hints or encouragement to improve performance and/or make learning more efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
EditorsLizbeth Goodman, Alonzo Addison
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 31 Oct 20174 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period31/10/174/11/17

Keywords

  • Educational Virtual Worlds
  • Learning Efficiency
  • Navigation Paths
  • Virtual Reality

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