Synthetic Worlds

Emerging Technologies in Education and Economics

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-6285-9 (Print) 978-1-4614-6286-6 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. The Story of Virtual Worlds

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-62

      TÜV NORD IN 3D: Avatars at Work—From Second Life to the Web 3D

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      Pages 63-84

      How Linden Lab Built a Virtual World for Business and Education

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      Pages 85-99

      3D3C Real Virtual Worlds 2010: Definition and Visions for Researchers

  3. Social Dimension in the Use of Virtual Worlds

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

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      Pages 103-117

      Second Life as a Social Environment

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      Pages 119-136

      Social Navigation for Learning in Immersive Worlds

  4. Collaboration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

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      Pages 139-164

      3D Digital Environments for Virtual Teams

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      Pages 165-202

      Second Life as a Virtual Lab Environment

  5. Learning and Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203

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      Pages 205-231

      Taking the Distance Out of Learning for Students Through a Virtual World

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      Pages 233-249

      Pedagogical and Psychological Impacts of Teaching and Learning in Virtual Realities

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      Pages 251-271

      Virtual World-Building: Implications for Education and Training

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      Pages 273-294

      Game-Based Elements to Upgrade Bots to Non-Player Characters in Support of Educators

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      Pages 295-319

      Collaborative Learning in Virtual Environments

  6. Use-cases and Scenarios of Integration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 321-321

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      Pages 323-351

      Business Meets Community in Virtual Berlin

  7. Development Issues and Implementation Benefits

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 353-353

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      Pages 355-378

      Supporting Diverse Needs of Learning Groups: Towards Highly Flexible Learning Settings in Collaborative 3D Virtual Environments

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      Pages 379-407

      Transforming Ideas to Innovations: A Methodology for 3D Systems Development

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 409-415