Metaverses as a platform for game based learning

Kristoffer Getchell, Iain Oliver, Alan Miller, Colin Allison, Alan Henry David Miller

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Abstract

This paper evaluates metaverses as a platform for game based learning. Metaverses such as Second Life are a relatively new type of Internet application. Their functionality is similar to that offered by 3D multi-player online games, but differs in that users are able to construct the environment that avatars inhabit and are not constrained by predefined goals of the type found within a game environment. From a quality of service (QoS) perspective metaverses are similar to games in that the timeliness of network communication is important, but differ in that their demands upon host server systems and network traffic are more bandwidth intensive. This paper contributes to our understanding of metaverses by presenting a case study of the application of Game Based Learning (GBL) within a metaverse environment, by situating the case study within a survey of the state of the art in GBL in metaverses and by analysing the QoS delivered by the widely used Second Life metaverse under a range of evaluator-induced network conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2010
PublisherIEEE
Pages1195--1202
ISBN (Print)Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-6695-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2010 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 20 Apr 201024 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2010
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth
Period20/04/1024/04/10

Keywords

  • Learning Technologies
  • Game Based Learning
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual Excavation
  • Metaverse
  • Second Life
  • Archeology
  • Multi User Virtual Environment
  • MUVE

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