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Banek Zorica, Mihaela and Lujanac, Antonija. (2009). Education in Virtual Environment. In: 2nd International Conference “The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2009 – Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing”, 4-6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Students are our most precious resource, and as such should be cultivated with the utmost care in well-designed educational environments. If our goal is to assist the learner in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to join society as a functioning member, we should be oriented towards the future creating successful learning systems. Virtual environment potentially provides such a interesting, instructive, interactive environment also for students in Croatia, but there are some possible detrimental educational consequences. Anyone who is engaged in education must be aware that many of the necessary skills people learn through direct interaction with others even without technological intermediaries. This paper will give a general overlook on the characteristics of education in virtual worlds, give insight in pilot study on implementing virtual world in university classes and discuss both positive and negative sides of education in virtual environment.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual environment, Second life, education
Subjects: Information sciences > Social-humanistic informatics
Information sciences > Knowledge organization
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 08:38

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