Educational Virtual Worlds for Tweens

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Using examples from Quest Atlantis and Secret Builders, the characteristics of virtual learning environments (VLE) for 8 to 13 year olds are described.

Using examples from Quest Atlantis and Secret Builders, the characteristics of virtual learning environments (VLE) for 8 to 13 year olds are described.

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  • 1. Educational Virtual Worlds for Tweens 8 to 13 year olds Quest Atlantis Secret Builders
  • 2. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9783551-7.html
    • In 2008, researchers predict that 12 million kids will visit virtual worlds at least once a month, and by 2011, more than half of the audience of kids online will be residents of a simulated environment of animals and avatars,
  • 3. Design: What Kids Want
    • Customizable Avatars & User Profiles
    • Customizable Home Area
    • Ability to Socialize with Other Users
    • In-World Economy
    • Different Worlds to Visit and Explore
    • Fantasy Adventures - Quests
    • Ability to Gain Status
    • Ability to Teach One Another
    • Safe Environment Opportunity to Build
    • Artistic Expression
    • Teacher Supervision and Review
  • 4. Customizable Avatars Quest Atlantis
  • 5. Personal Identity through Avatar Customization Secret Builders
  • 6. User Profile Secret Builders
  • 7. User Profile Quest Atlantis
  • 8. A Customizable Home Area Secret Builders
  • 9. Buddy Lists Secret Builders
  • 10. Buddy Lists Quest Atlantis
  • 11. Chat Options Secret Builders
  • 12. Chat Requests Quest Atlantis
  • 13. Chat Requests Secret Builders
  • 14.  
  • 15. In World Money and Economy Quest Atlantis
  • 16. In World Money and Economy Quest Atlantis
  • 17. In World Money and Economy Secret Builders
  • 18. Ability to Visit Different Worlds Secret Builders
  • 19. Secret Builders
  • 20.
    • Quest Atlantis
  • 21. Secret Builders
  • 22. Secret Builders
  • 23. Secret Builders
  • 24. Quests Quest Atlantis
  • 25. Ability to Gain In World Status Quest Atlantis
  • 26. Peer-to-Peer Learning Quest Atlantis
  • 27. Safe Environment Secret Builders
  • 28. Safe Environment Quest Atlantis
  • 29. Creative Expression Secret Builders
  • 30. Creative Expression Secret Builders
  • 31. Ability to Build Secret Builders
  • 32. Secret Builders
  • 33. Ability to Build Quest Atlantis
  • 34. Teacher Toolkit Quest Atlantis
  • 35. Extras: Social Case
  • 36. Extras
  • 37. Extras
  • 38. Extras: Games