By Topic

Studying Native American Culture in an Immersive Virtual Environment

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

14 Author(s)
Hokanson, G. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND ; Borchert, O. ; Slator, B.M. ; Terpstra, J.
more authors

On-a-slant village was inhabited by the Mandan, a sedentary native north American tribe, up until the late18th century. The on-a-slant "virtual village" has been constructed by the Worldwide Web Instructional Committee at North Dakota State University using archaeological records and other source materials to authenticallyre-create that space with 3D-rendered graphics. The environment now serves as an exploratory, immersive environment for teaching middle-school students about long-ago society. This paper describes the construction of the virtual village and its earth lodges, the software agent avatars who inhabit the space, and the role-playing game the students play in order to learn about the Mandan and their culture. Data collected over three years show that significant learning is accomplished through playing the on-a-slant game.

Published in:

Advanced Learning Technologies, 2008. ICALT '08. Eighth IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

1-5 July 2008