Virtual Worlds

“A virtual world is an immersive online environment whose “residents” are avatars representing individuals who participate through the Internet. Many institutions are experimenting with virtual worlds for educational purposes. They may foster constructivist learning by placing students in a context that challenges them to learn without explicit learning objectives and assessment”.

Source: 7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Worlds
http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutVirtu/156818

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