Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Database Management

Volume

21

Issue

4

First Page

1

Last Page

13

DOI

10.4018/jdm.2010100101

Abstract

One of the most successful and useful implementations of 3D virtual worlds is in the area of education and training. This paper discusses the use of virtual worlds in education and describes an innovative 3D visualization design project using one of the most popular virtual worlds, Second Life. This ongoing project is a partnership between IBM and three universities in the United States: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State University, and Wright State University. More than 400 MBA students have participated in this project by completing a creative design project that involves co-creation and collaboration in Second Life. The MBA students from the three universities worked in pairs to create designs to represent concepts related to IBM Power Systems, a family of IBM servers. The paper discusses observations and reflections on the 3D visualization design project. The paper concludes with a discussion of future research directions in applying virtual worlds in education.

Comments

This article is used with permission from Journal of Database Management 21, no. 4 (October–December 2010): 1–13, doi:10.4018/jdm.2010100101.

Copyright Owner

IGI Global

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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