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Subject/Keyword
Virtual worlds
Scenario-based training
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Chodos, David L
Supervisor and department
Stroulia, Eleni (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Jennifer Jenson (Education, York University)
Osmar Zaiane (Computing Science)
Sharla King (Educational Psychology)
Ken Wong (Computing Science)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-08-31T12:07:50Z
Graduation date
2012-11
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
In this thesis, we present a novel, robust virtual world-based educational platform. The framework provides scenario definition and execution capabilities that support the creation and delivery of a wide range of virtual world-based training scenarios. The components built upon this framework, meanwhile, include a set of recording and analysis tools that enable the instructors to assess students’ behaviour in a comprehensive manner. We also present several empirical evaluations that provide evidence of the framework’s utility and educational relevance. Through a case study in an EMT training context, we provide support for the functionality of the framework in delivering a collaboration-focused training scenario. In a marketing case study, we provide a demonstration of the range of analysis capabilities incorporated into the system. Finally, working within an ER context, we provide evidence of the educational impact of a scenario developed with the framework.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3WP97
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