Virtual Worlds

Today’s virtual worlds are being used in all sort of manners in education.  The link below describes 20 ways virtual worlds are being utilized in the educational environment.  Some of the 20 uses range from using virtual worlds to better train and teach students on how to perform certain tasks in their new careers. Hands-on experience in a virtual world allows the participants to train in a risk-free environment.  Virtual worlds are also being used for meeting places in education for colleges and universities. This type of environment allows teachers to post and use 3D models to teach their students. One such example stated in the link is how autopsies can be performed to teach students on proper procedures.  These are just a few of the many uses explained in this article.  Follow the link to read about the many other uses.


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