Our mission is to grow our understanding of Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning Environments in order to provide accurate assessment & recommendation of specific tools for specific learning objectives.
This interest area has long been considered a sub-category of Distance Learning technologies. However, this group has been created with an emphasis on aspects of learning that are unique to ILE technologies.
Well known examples of Immersive Learning Environments include Second Life, Active Worlds, Kitely, and Cloud Party. In the relatively short history of Virtual Worlds there have been many explorations of learning applications but comparatively few examinations of the learning experience specific to the projection of a person into an avatar.
About the Distance Learning SIG
The Distance Learning Group explores and shares the needs and concerns of colleagues who support online instructors, whether they teach hybrid / blended courses, fully online courses, real-time video distance education courses, or anything in between. We host workshops and discussions to help expand and improve staff capacities and skills. Please contact us if you have an idea! Primary contacts: