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Virtual worlds for learning

Savin-Baden, Maggi; Falconer, Liz; Wimpenny, Katherine; Callaghan, Michael


Maggi Savin-Baden

Liz Falconer

Katherine Wimpenny

Michael Callaghan


Erik Duval

Mike Sharples

Rosamund Sutherland


This book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). It is organized as a collection of 21 clusters or research themes, each introduced by leading experts and including references to the most relevant literature on the theme of each cluster. Additionally, four seminal papers on each theme are included with expert commentaries and updates. This volume is of high value to the TEL community, a large and active group of multidisciplinary researchers, to contextualize the field and define it as a distinct research area. The Chapter on Virtual Worlds for learning discusses relevant research in the area of educational affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds for learning across a range of subject areas.


Savin-Baden, M., Falconer, L., Wimpenny, K., & Callaghan, M. (2017). Virtual worlds for learning. In E. Duval, M. Sharples, & R. Sutherland (Eds.), Technology Enhanced Learning: Research ThemesSpringer

Publication Date Jun 8, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Technology Enhanced Learning: Research Themes
ISBN 9783319025995
Keywords virtual worlds, virtual environments, immersive learning, learning research
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