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Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-3075-3
pp: 7
ABSTRACT
Current e-learning environments do not provide sufficient support for group collaboration. The absence of the visual identification of the users makes effective collaboration in e-learning very difficult. This paper argues that virtual worlds (VW) possess the necessary tools to foster effective group collaboration for e-learning initiatives. The use of avatars, the support of verbal and non-verbal communications and creative capabilities offered in VWs are suggested as the key elements that promote effective group learning.
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D. Hinds, R. M. Lee and K. G. Franceschi, "Engaging E-Learning in Virtual Worlds: Supporting Group Collaboration," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 7.
doi:10.1109/HICSS.2008.146
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