A study that is currently published online in BMC Medical Education finds that a virtual computer environment is an effective learning environment.
The project involved participants engaged in a learning activity by making self virtual avatars to navigate through a three-dimensional computer environment and engage in educational activities. A virtual world is an "immersive, online environment that functions in real time for shared experiences and the exchange of ideas and information."
Federal Programs Related to - Computer & Information Science
Programs that conduct research in the area of science that addresses the study of data and information storage and processing systems including hardware, software, basic design principles, user requirements analysis and related economic and policy issues. Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Computer Science; Data Processing Technology; Information Sciences; Information Technology; Information Management; Information Science; Parallel Processing; Robotics; Software Engineering; Supercomputers
Federal Programs Related to - Educational Programs
Programs within the context of the formal educational system or offered as an adjunct to the traditional school curriculum which provide instructional services that are individualized or specialized to meet the special needs and interests of learners.