Welcome to International Journal on Innovations in Online Education Immersive Online Education StreamHow streams work
Immersive education encompasses many ways of providing students with immersive experiences in their learning activities, ranging from virtual worlds that provide alternate realities for learning to augmented realities that add new dimensions to the students' actual learning space. For online education, in particular, virtual reality experiences often provide ways of student learning about something that they cannot obtain in the real world. A clear example of this is the active learning experience activities discussed in the Vallance paper. We intend to secure papers about the use of virtual worlds and their use in online education in the continuing stream. Other topics will include augmented realities, technologies for increasing student access to immersive education, and examination of implementations in various disciplines (an example of an implementation in nursing/community health is provided in this issue in the Nursing Stream). From a practical viewpoint, we hope to be able to consider various products as well as cost and accessibility concerns, with a major focus on improvements in learning effectiveness through the use of immersion.
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Articles in Immersive Online Education
Introduction to "Immersive Education" Stream
This paper summarizes an educational researcher's approach to determining the impact of active learning in disaster-themed 3D virtual worlds. The goal of the project is to advance students' declarative, procedural, and meta-cognitive knowledge by ...
Streams are focus areas for articles published in IJIOE. Articles are to be aggregated by stream area and each stream includes a forum page for discussion of articles. You may also share new ideas on innovations, or propose a topic.