Design and Development of Virtual Learning Environment Using Open Source Virtual World Technology

@inproceedings{Suman2010DesignAD,
  title={Design and Development of Virtual Learning Environment Using Open Source Virtual World Technology},
  author={Steven Suman and Ardavan Amini and Bruce Elson and Patricia A. Reynolds},
  booktitle={Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society},
  year={2010}
}
Today’s digital era, dynamic teaching and learning in higher education has moved from traditional class room, face-to face learning environments to more interactive and collaborative environments, due to a demand for online-distance learning from students, and the desire from academic institutes to promote and deliver courses across the globe. Advancement in open source virtual learning platforms technology, enables the development of flexible online learning environments to exist that can be… 
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