You can check out this video to an idea of what the student’s experienced on their tour.
Andrew provided a great tour of all the wonderful features of the software, including the ability to play games within the virtual world, the ability to easily follow another avatar, the VOIP features and the ability to use the virtual world without having a thin client download.
The graphics were excellent and the 3D environment felt like an actual campus.
So the questions for this blog posting are:
- Do you think this is an effective method of touring a campus for a college?
- What other applications can you think about?
- How would this campus like atmosphere translate into learning within this environment?
- What did you like about this learning experience in this 3D virtual campus?