Investigating the effectiveness of using immersive virtual world exercises to teach disaster management and development: a comparative study of tools developed by Coventry University

Y-F. Chen, Daniel Watson, Elizabeth Miles

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    Abstract

    The aim of this presentation is to critically evaluate the possibility, and effectiveness of using virtual world exercises to enhance learning outcomes to a range of professionals including those that work in the emergency services. The objectives include, firstly, to review the advantages and disadvantages of the use of virtual worlds as a learning environment for a range of professionals. Secondly, a comparison of the use of two exercises developed using Second Life. Lastly, it suggests the future development of a Virtual Learning Environment that may be used to support the staff of agencies involved in preparing for, and responding to, disasters and other communities of professionals, including those that work in a developing world context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages151-154
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventIDRC, Davos 2014 - Davos, Switzerland
    Duration: 24 Aug 201428 Aug 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceIDRC, Davos 2014
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityDavos
    Period24/08/1428/08/14

    Bibliographical note

    This paper was given at the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) 24-28 August, Davos Switzerland. The full abstracts are available at: http://idrc.info/fileadmin/user_upload/idrc/documents/IDRC14_ExtendedAbstracts.pdf

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