Integrating Web-Based and 3D Learning Environments: Second Life Meets Moodle

Livingstone, Daniel and Kemp, Jeremy (2008) Integrating Web-Based and 3D Learning Environments: Second Life Meets Moodle. CEPIS UPGRADE: European Journal for the Informatics Professional, 2008 (3). pp. 8-14. ISSN 1684-5285

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Abstract

There has been a recent explosion of interest from academics across a wide range of disciplines in the use of Multi-User Virtual Environments for education, driven by the success of platforms such as Second Life. As these platforms are used more often as environments for teaching and learning, there is an increased need to integrate them with other institutional systems, Web-based Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) in particular. In this paper we outline the open source Sloodle project, which is working on integrating learning and teaching across Second Life and Moodle, a popular open source VLE. We review the history and current status of Sloodle and present results from user surveys, highlighting the benefits educators hope to reap from this integration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning Management Systems, Multi-User Virtual Environments, Virtual Environments, Virtual Learning Environments
Subjects: Educational technology > Interoperability with Moodle
Educational technology > Virtual classrooms
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 00:38
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 00:38
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/109

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