3D Social Virtual Worlds

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3D Social Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. 3D Social Virtual Worlds<br />James W. Kinneer<br />Evelyn Anne Mocek<br />Malaika M. Turner<br />static.briansolis.com<br />Indiana University of Pennsylvania<br />Games and Simulations<br />
  2. 2. What are 3D Social Virtual Worlds?<br />3D social virtual worlds are online environments that simulate the real world and that allow users to interact through characters known as “avatars”.<br />http://venturebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/second-life.jpg<br />www.inewidea.com/.../2007/09/image0166.jpg<br />http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/09/25/my_world_virtual_worlds.jpg<br />
  3. 3. Past worlds<br />Maze War – 1974<br />Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) 1978<br />Habitat – 1987<br />Webworld 1994<br />Dreamscape – 1994<br />WorldsAway – 1995<br />Second Life - 2003<br />
  4. 4. Virtual worlds offer a powerful avenue for instructors to provide interactive teaching and promote student learning<br />Images from IUP islands in Second Life<br />Virtual Worlds for Education<br />

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