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|Title:||iSocial: A 3D VLE for youth with autism|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Laffey, J., Schmidt, M., Stichter, J., Schmidt, C., & Goggins, S. (2009). iSocial: A 3D VLE for youth with autism. In Dimitracopoulou, A., O'Malley, C., Suthers, D., & Reimann, P. (Eds.), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices: CSCL2009 Community Events Proceedings (pp. 112-114). Rhodes, Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||This poster provides an introduction and brief illustration of iSocial, a 3D-Virtual Learning Environment to support social competence development for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We report the results of a field test of a partial implementation of iSocial in the Fall of 2008. Of note are some key lessons learned in how to adapt a successful clinic- based approach to the new medium, as well as lessons in the identification of needed social orthotics and identity representation for supporting social interaction for this special population. Despite numerous challenges in the implementation, the learners and guides were highly engaged in their virtual learning and responded positively to the experience.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2009|
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