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 had to teach high school students the importance of safety precautions for a welding class.  I presented several powerpoint presentations, a safety exam, and then allowed those who passed the exam to begin welding.  I trembled.  Despite knowing I had prepared them well, I would have much preferred for students to interact in a virtual world first.  As a teacher, I can see the many advantages virtual worlds provide.

I delved a bit further into the uses of virtual worlds and even created an avatar of my own (PiJustice) to see the current applications of virtual worlds in education.

Source: edtechtimes.com

Onderwijs in virtuele werelden biedt een keur aan mogelijkheden, in dit interessante artikel worden er twintig opgesomd. Stichting Digitaal Almere probeert die voorwaarden momenteel te creëren.  

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