An On-line Environment For The Interactive Study of The Ancient World Why... Reconstruction : Experiential Learning Immersion : learning about e.g. architecture, but also social and cultural meaning/values of physical environment Interaction and engagement – perspective taking
Many virtual worlds offer compelling UI and interactive functions that engage and even absorb the frequent or casual visitor and are, in a best case scenario, supported by a grid-based network. The freely-available Arts Metaverse open source technologies, in combination with the open Croquet platform, provide an immersive, real-time learning environment. Large numbers of students may navigate through virtual constructions, annotating, critiquing, and amending them in collaboration with one another.