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Review on Virtual World Usage in Education

DERN, the Digital Education Research Network, is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne, Australia. DERN is a network for, leaders, researchers and  educators interested in the use of digital technologies for learning. It is not focussed on teaching and learning per se but is looking for robust research evidence of good educational practices. The… Read More ›

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20 Applications of Virtual Worlds in Education

Posted by Miriam Clifford, opencolleges.edu.au Editor’s note : This is the part 2 about virtual world for education, you can find part 1 here. You probably never thought you could attend a virtual lecture, discussion, exam, or lab in 3D.  In fact, this is already possible.  Virtual worlds have clear advantages over traditional classroom settings. I once… Read More ›

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Using Virtual Worlds in Education

by Miriam Clifford, opencolleges.edu.au Editor’s Note: This is part one of Using Virtual Worlds to educate. You can find part 2 here. It may sound like Science Fiction, but gone are the days when video games are the only way to experience a virtual reality.  Today, many industries are changing the way they approach training.  The futuristic worlds… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).