Summer 2012
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A Journey Through the Design of a Virtual Learning Environment

In this promising technology, course designers set the stage much like a theatrical production. Learning events become the story that unfolds and avatar-actors carry out tasks in support of a goal.

Virtual worlds are increasingly heralded as a low-cost, simulated environment that can be used for a variety of purposes, including training. In his paper on virtual reality as an educational tool presented at the American Society for Engineering Education 1995 Annual Conference, John T. Bell defines

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