Survey of educational multi-user virtual environments and agents

Arda Tezcan, Debbie Richards

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The potential value of Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) is increasing amongst educationalists. A key issue with MUVE for education is the need to provide system intelligence and believable characters so that the learning goals may be monitored and achieved. Agent-technology offers solutions towards achieving these needs. In this chapter, the authors explore numerous existing educational MUVE and the use of agents for pedagogy in general, as they pave the way forward for delivering intelligent educational MUVE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Use and Experience
EditorsMartin Beer, Maria Fasli, Debbie Richards
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781609600822
ISBN (Print)9781609600808, 1609600800
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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