Using Multi-user Distributed Virtual Environments in Education

TitleUsing Multi-user Distributed Virtual Environments in Education
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Philopoulos, A
Conference NameWorld Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet- WebNet 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date Published30 October - 4 November

On-line learning is one of the emerging needs of the information age. Access to
education is going to become crucial for the success of our information society. Therefore a lot of
potential is seen in distance learning and distributed virtual environments. The communicative
character of the distributed virtual environments would allow for students and stuff to meet in
social shared spaces and engage in on-line real-time seminars and tutorials. Such technologies may
mitigate some of the problems of isolation that distance learning brings. This paper presents multiuser
distributed virtual environments, which are designed and implemented for educational uses.