Virtual Environments in Educational Networks

TitleVirtual Environments in Educational Networks
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBouras, C, Konidaris, A, Sevasti, A
Book TitleCOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING IN EDUCATION Learning in a Networked society, Edited by T. Downes and D. Watson
Pagination 195 - 203
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers

The field of Virtual Environments (VEs) is rapidly evolving into a new means of communication and accessing information, likely to overcome many existent technologies. However, being a new field makes the design and implementation of educational VEs an important aspect for scientific research in their educational potentials and the exploitation of existent technologies. New technologies in the field of VEs have appeared the establishment and combination of which, is yet to be investigated. This paper makes an effort to approach the issue of developing educational VEs introducing new aspects in the issues of interface, interaction with the user and functionality.