publication . Data Paper . Article . 2012

Architecture for Collaborative Learning Activities in Hybrid Learning Environments

Ibáñez, María Blanca; Maroto, David; García Rueda, José Jesús; Leony, Derick; Delgado Kloos, Carlos;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Publisher: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz
  • Country: Spain
3D virtual worlds are recognized as collaborative learning environments. However, the underlying technology is not sufficiently mature and the virtual worlds look cartoonish, unlinked to reality. Thus, it is important to enrich them with elements from the real world to enhance student engagement in learning activities. Our approach is to build learning environments where participants can either be in the real world or in its mirror world while sharing the same hybrid space in a collaborative learning experience. This paper focuses on the system architecture and a usability study of a proof-of-concept for these hybrid learning environments. The architecture allow...
free text keywords: 3D virtual worlds, Architecture for virtual learning environments, Augmented reality, Augmented virtuality, Hybrid learning environments, Mirror worlds, Telecomunicaciones
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