Effective immersive learning experiences are created within multiple media using myriad techniques and employing a wealth of knowledge that spans many disciplines. This includes but is not limited to computer science, user experience and media design, the learning sciences, architecture, game development, artificial intelligence, biology, medicine, and the thousands of disciplinary and occupational content areas wherein immersive learning and training may be relevant.
The first international conference iLRN 2015 held in Prague has attracted 22 high-quality full papers from the iLRN main stream but also from the special tracks. As a follow-up, this special issue was organized as an open call to seek a wider set of contributions from the research community and also the authors of the best papers from iLRN ’15 were invited to submit extended versions of their papers.
We had a fantastic response, and the list of accepted articles for this special issue were:
- Smart Ambient Learning with Physical Artifacts Using Wearable Technologies
István Koren, Ralf Klamma
- Observing Coaching and Reflecting: Metalogue – A Multi-modal Tutoring System with Metacognitive Abilities
Joy van Helvert, Peter Van Rosmalen, Jan Alexandersson, Dirk Borner, Christopher Stevens, Harmen de Weerd, Volha Petukhova, Niels Taatgen
- Westminster Serious Games Platform (wmin-SGP) a tool for real-time authoring of roleplay simulations for learning
Daphne Economou, Ioannis Doumanis, Frands Pedersen, Paresh Kathrani, Markos Mentzelopoulos, Vassiliki Bouki, Nektarios Georgalas
- OSCase: Data Schemes, Architecture and Implementation details of Virtual Patient repurposing in Multi User Virtual Environments.
Panagiotis Antoniou, Lazaros Ioannidis, Panagiotis Bamidis
- The use of cyber campuses to support online learning for students experiencing barriers accessing education
louis Nisiotis, Martin Beer, Elizabeth Uruchurtu
- Collaboration in 3D Virtual Worlds: a protocol for case study research
Armando Cruz, Hugo Paredes, Benjamim Fonseca, Paulo Martins, Leonel Morgado
- Anasol Peña Rios, University of Essex, UK
- Johanna Pirker, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK
- Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Special Issue on Immersive Environments: Challenges, Research and New Developments
A. Peña-Rios, J. Pirker, C. Gütl and M. Gardner (Guest Eds.) Special Issue on Immersive Environments: Challenges, Research and New Developments. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments (Journal), European Alliance for Innovation, Volume 2, 2016.