Collaborative learning in multi-user virtual environments

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dc.contributor.author Ibáñez Espiga, María Blanca
dc.contributor.author García Rueda, José Jesús
dc.contributor.author Maroto, David
dc.contributor.author Delgado Kloos, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-23T08:45:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-23T08:45:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Network and Computer Applications (2013), 36 (6), 1566-1576.
dc.identifier.issn 1084-8045
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/19571
dc.description.abstract Multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) have captured the attention and interest of educators as remote collaborative learning environments due to their immersion, interaction and communication capabilities. However, productive learning interactions cannot be considered a given and careful consideration of the design of learning activities and organizational support must be provided to foster collaboration. In this paper, a model to support collaborative learning in MUVEs is presented. This model enables the scaffolding of learning workflows and organizes collaborative learning activities by regulating interactions. Software architecture is developed to support the model, and to deploy and enact collaborative learning modules. A user-centered design has been followed to identify successful strategies for modeling collaborative learning activities in a case study. The results show how interactions with elements of 3D virtual worlds can enforce collaboration in MUVEs.
dc.format.extent 12
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.subject.other 3D virtual worlds
dc.subject.other Collaborative learning techniques and platforms
dc.subject.other Collaborative workflows and applications
dc.subject.other Collaborative workspaces and applications
dc.title Collaborative learning in multi-user virtual environments
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2012.12.027
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jnca.2012.12.027
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1566
dc.identifier.publicationissue 6
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1576
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Network and Computer Applications
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 36
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000013972
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