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Teaching in immersive virtual worlds: conceptual challenges and opportunities
Umeå University, Umeå University Library, Centre for teaching and learning (UPL).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3448-7964
2016 (English)In: The proceedings of the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2016 / [ed] Linda Morris, Costas Tsolakidis, 2016, 428-438 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The immersive and social affordances of virtual worlds offer many new opportunities for educators but also challenge established teaching practices in higher education. This study describes the experiences of eight teachers from the fields of Pharmacy and Nursing who have chosen to used immersive virtual worlds in their courses. Results indicate that the immersive, social nature of the environment challenges teachers’ conceptions of teaching and learning, requiring a student-centred approach to design and implementation of activities. 

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2016. 428-438 p.
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Pedagogy, Immersive Virtual World, Higher Education, Teaching
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-127326ISBN: 978-0-9932889-4-4 (print)OAI: diva2:1044972
ICICTE 2016, International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Rhodes, Greece, 7-9 July, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-07 Created: 2016-11-07 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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