Requirements for educational support tools in Virtual Worlds

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Virtual Worlds have been used for online gaming, socialising, business advertising and education. As the educational uses become more sophisticated from early information advertising and teaching resources to simulated laboratory and scenarios, it is necessary to determine requirements for tools and virtual systems to achieve the optimal support possible. This paper discusses the current educational uses of Virtual Worlds and applies this to a set of support requirements derived for an evaluated support tool for learning to program. The result is a layered approach, or checklist, to support learning and evaluation for effective and adaptive online educational support tools including virtual world educational systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Computer Supported Education
Subtitle of host publicationCSEDU 2012
EditorsMarkus Helfert, Mario Joao Martins, Jose Cordeiro
PublisherINSTICC-Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2012
Event4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 16 Apr 201218 Apr 2012


Conference4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education


  • Requirements
  • Evaluation
  • Educational tools
  • Virtual Worlds


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