Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
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.
Katherine G. Franceschi, Ronald M. Lee, David Hinds, "Engaging E-Learning in Virtual Worlds: Supporting Group Collaboration", HICSS, 2008, 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, pp. 7, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2008.146