Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

The Pioneering Spirit in the Virtual Frontier

The Pioneering Spirit in the Virtual Frontier
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Cynthia M. Calongne (Colorado Technical University, USA)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 19
Source title: Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Stricker (The Air University, USA), Cynthia Calongne (Colorado Technical University, USA), Barbara Truman (University of Central Florida, USA) and Fil Arenas (The Air University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2182-2.ch018


View The Pioneering Spirit in the Virtual Frontier on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


Dreaming of opportunities that were not possible in real life, educators visualized the potential of virtual worlds. They gathered to share their enthusiasm for this strange new landscape, to share their concerns, and to see if it offered the promise of novel approaches to address educational challenges. One challenge was the decline of learner motivation and engagement in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This chapter explores the phenomenon of how selfhood and society were integral to the development of a vibrant educational community. At the heart of virtual world education is an ecosystem of institutions, groups, and conferences comprised of the early adopters and pioneers who stimulated their imagination and pooled their resources to encourage and strengthen the community, and cast their eye to the future.

Related Content

Katie Michelle Ross. © 2022. 22 pages.
Fatih Yaman, Nihal Dulkadir Yaman. © 2022. 28 pages.
Nazire Burcin Hamutoglu, Nilgün Özdamar, Nuray Gedik, Engin Kapkın. © 2022. 26 pages.
Gurhan Durak, Serkan Cankaya, Omer Anil Demir, Cagri Cevre. © 2022. 19 pages.
Bariş Mercimek, Cansu Çaka. © 2022. 21 pages.
Alev Ateş-Çobanoğlu, Zehra Esin Yücel, Murat Kılıç. © 2022. 23 pages.
Ayse Taskiran. © 2022. 19 pages.
Body Bottom