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Many educators are beginning to recognize the value of incorporating online games and simulations into their learning environments. Such dynamic experiences can help students become more engaged and also accelerate the learning cycle as students quickly witness the impact of their decisions.
Virtual worlds are online spaces where individuals interact with each other using avatars – two- or three-dimensional graphic representations of themselves. Many universities are experimenting with virtual worlds for educational purposes because they provide opportunities for experiential learning through simulation and discovery and immerse online and distance education students in a visually-enhanced social space.
DELTA is researching a variety of virtual world platforms and solutions for NC State. NC State instructors who have an interest in effectively using these environments as learning tools in their courses should request an Instructional Consultation or contact LearnTech.