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2007
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A 3D Virtual Learning Environment to Foster Communication for Long Term Ill Children

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A 3D Virtual Learning Environment to Foster Communication for Long Term Ill Children
In this paper, we present a virtual learning environment which supports the learning process of long term sick children. By focusing on 3D Virtual Environments technology chronically ill students can still be `telepresent' in their classroom. Analysis of existing ICT-based solutions reveal weaknesses including the absence of social involvement, the high cost of developing, and mobility issues. Our system, however, is based on concrete user needs, is educational sound and relevant, and offers a scalable and affordable solution. To this end we incorporate innovative hardware, software and connectivity features, set in a user friendly user interface based on 3D technologies. We believe our system (re)establishes high quality communication between the sick children and their regular school and classroom learning environment. Furthermore, even after school pupils are attracted to meet each other in the virtual learning environment in order to communicate and share information.
Fabian Di Fiore, Pieter Jorissen, Gert Vansichem,
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where EDUTAINMENT
Authors Fabian Di Fiore, Pieter Jorissen, Gert Vansichem, Frank Van Reeth
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