We are happy to announce the a book chapter titled Contemporary Theory for Immersive Worlds: Addressing Diversity, Culture and Engagement by Eric B. Bauman and I. Alex Games has been published in the text Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches by Authors/Editors Amy Cheney and Robert L. Sanders. A free sample download of Chapter one is available on IGI Global website, which has been hot-linked to the title of the book (above).
This text examines successful implementation of social constructivist instructional design tenets in 3D virtual immersive environments. Various authors share best practices, challenges, and advice to those working to utilize virtual environments in higher education and other venues. Readers will gain perspective on how to use virtual environments for research purposes and how to leverage 3D immersive environments for teaching and learning in a variety of disciplines.