Using virtual worlds for education is quite new in this little country I live in (Netherlands). There have been some projects in the past year that really look good, but that is not enough. Walking around in a beautiful virtual environment can give the student the feeling that he or she entered another new world, but what is there to learn, what experience does this environment offer?
|Chatterdale - virtual language village of Digischool.nl|
Suddenly students are in a world with new things to see and do, where they can even fly. How long will this overwhelming experience last? What time do they need to come up-to-speed in this 3D platform before they can start learning in 3D?
|Boulangerie - Patisserie (baker) at the |
French virtual language village Parolay.