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Title: A 3D virtual learning environment to foster communication for long term ill children
Authors: DI FIORE, Fabian
JORISSEN, Pieter
Vansichem, G.
VAN REETH, Frank
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Citation: TECHNOLOGIES FOR E-LEARNING AND DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, PROCEEDINGS. p. 92-103
Series/Report: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, 4469
Abstract: In this paper, we present a virtual learning environment which supports the learning process of long term sick children. By focusing on 3D Virtual Environments technology chronically ill students can still be 'telepresent' in their classroom. Analysis of existing ICT-based solutions reveal weaknesses including the absence of social involvement, the high cost of developing, and mobility issues. Our system, however, is based on concrete user needs, is educational sound and relevant, and offers a scalable and affordable solution. To this end we incorporate innovative hardware, software and connectivity features, set in a user friendly user interface based on 3D technologies. We believe our system (re)establishes high quality communication between the sick children and their regular school and classroom learning environment. Furthermore, even after school pupils are attracted to meet each other in the virtual learning environment in order to communicate and share information.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, IBBT, Diepenbeek, BE-3590 Belgium.Di Fiore, F, Hasselt Univ, IBBT, Wetenschapspk 2, Diepenbeek, BE-3590 Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7798
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73011-8_12
ISI #: 000247340500010
ISBN: 978-3-540-73010-1
ISSN: 1611-3349
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2008
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