NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2023, Book 1, Volume 6
EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
PERCEPTION OF VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT AS A SPACE FOR EDUCATION
Dr. Alexandra Rysuľová
Virtual worlds, like Second Life, are transformative innovations in education. These immersive 3D environments offer teachers and students unique opportunities beyond traditional classrooms. They foster active learning, allowing students to interact, manipulate objects, and engage with diverse content. This multimodal approach accommodates various learning styles. The research method used in this paper is content analysis, examining elements in Second Life, including text, visuals, landmarks, and simulations. Findings are applicable to other virtual environments. Integrating virtual worlds into education presents challenges, including a learning curve, technology requirements, and concerns about data security and distractions. Despite these challenges, virtual worlds offer powerful educational experiences when used wisely. They have the potential to redefine education in the future.
3D virtual classroom, blended learning, interactive learning spaces, second life, virtual learning environment
NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2023, Book 1, Volume 6, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-33-1, DOI 10.32008/NORDSCI2023/B1/V6/13,153 - 161 pp