A web-based learning environment exploiting 3D Virtual Worlds

Konstantinos Barbatsis, Panagiotis Fotaris, Theodoros Mastoras, Athanasios Manitsaris

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Abstract

There is no doubt that during the last few years the learning process has been greatly affected by the rapidly evolving era of information and technological development. The continuously increasing pace in computer power advancement in conjunction with new Internet technologies have led to the extensive usage of multimedia and 3D graphics, resulting to new forms of visualization, distribution and presentation of training material. The objectives of this work are to present an integrated view of interactive 3D virtual worlds used in the implementation of learning activities through the web and to analyze and design an e-learning system based on the exploitation of multimedia technologies, the Internet and 3D virtual worlds. The proposed system provides learners with an interactive 3D virtual learning environment thus enabling them to participate virtually in studying and performing simulated lab experiments for a course in Computer Graphics. Some of the aforementioned system’s highlights include the increased management and security capabilities of the virtual environment along with additional features offering simulation of various laboratory exercises.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME International Conference on Educational Technologies
Place of PublicationTenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
PublisherWSEAS
Pages24-27
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9608457394
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2005
EventProceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME International Conference on Educational Technologies - Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 16-18, 2005
Duration: 16 Dec 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME International Conference on Educational Technologies
Period16/12/05 → …

Keywords

  • E-Learning
  • 3D virtual worlds
  • 3D virtual environments
  • virtual reality
  • multimedia

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    Barbatsis, K., Fotaris, P., Mastoras, T., & Manitsaris, A. (2005). A web-based learning environment exploiting 3D Virtual Worlds. In Proceedings of the 1st WSEAS / IASME International Conference on Educational Technologies (pp. 24-27). WSEAS. http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2005tenerife/papers/502-623.pdf