The Place Metaphor in 3D CVEs: a Pedagogical Case Study of the Virtual Stage

Ekaterina Prasolova-Forland, Theodor Wyeld

Abstract


This paper outlines a pedagogically-oriented case study of the use of a 3D collaborative virtual environment (3D CVE) to break down barriers between partners from different cultural backgrounds whilst performing collaborative activities on a 3D ?virtual stage?. The 3D collaborative laboratory (3DCollab) described in this paper served as a learning exchange platform to address the need for ICT students to practice collaborating remotely. It facilitated cultural exchange in a risk-free, fun, and informative environment where learning was constructed and played out on virtual stages in a 3D CVE, in the performance of a dramatized version of Plato?s ?Allegory of the Cave

Keywords


virtual stage, 3D collaborative virtual environments, collaborative learning

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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