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Title: iSocial: Collaborative Distance Education for Special Needs
Authors: Laffey, James M.
Stichter, Janine
Galyen, Krista
Wang, Xianhui
Ding, Nan
Babiuch, Ryan
Griffin, Joe
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Laffey, J. M., Stichter, J., Galyen, K., Wang, X., Ding, N., Babiuch, R., & Griffin, J. (2013). iSocial: Collaborative Distance Education for Special Needs. In Rummel, N., Kapur, M., Nathan, M., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings Volume 2 — Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demos & Community Events (pp. 299-300). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: iSocial is an innovative 3D Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment (3D CVLE) to provide access to educational programming for students with special needs who live in small and rural school districts. The research reported here is part of a design research process for developing virtual learning systems to improve learning for students with special needs who live in rural/small districts. A field test of iSocial with 11 students shows promise, but also identifies challenges for distance education with 3D collaborative virtual learning.
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