“The effects of virtual space on learning: A literature review”

If you’re interested in the use of virtual worlds in education and immersive learning, it’s always a challenge finding good research papers on the subject.

Which is why I was so excited today when I discovered Olle Sköld’s paper “The effects of virtual space on learning: A literature review.”

It’s a fantastic resource full of great references and summaries, and it’s also very timely (was published in Jan 2012).  Best of all, the full paper is freely accessible online.

More about Olle:

Olle Sköld is a doctoral student at the Department of Information Studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and an adjunct in Archival Science at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden.

Great work, my friend!

-John “Pathfinder” Lester
Chief Learning Officer
ReactionGrid Inc.

About John Lester (Pathfinder)

John Lester is an expert in the educational use of virtual worlds and 3d simulations. His background is in neuroscience research and medical education, and he previously worked at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Linden Lab. John is currently the Chief Learning Officer at ReactionGrid Inc., helping clients develop new systems for immersive learning using web and mobile-based virtual world platforms.
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3 Responses to “The effects of virtual space on learning: A literature review”

  1. Jay says:

    Great resource, John, thank you. There is an active educational group that started in There.com called ‘The University of There’. As of late they have branched out into other virtual worlds and call themselves ‘There University of Terra’. They have taught countless people how to create virtual world content within a virtual world classroom where people make friends that last for years. It’s an excellent way for anyone, especially those with handicaps to learn and socialize. You can learn more at one of their groups located here: http://thumdar.com/forum/university-of-terra-uot.html

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