Facilitating art education: The UWA arts challenges

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    Art and design students in SL experience the advantages of a visually rich environment where they can take a leading role in their own learning, have the opportunity to create objects that defy real world limitations, are immersive and interactive, and where they are able to collaborate with a community of global art practitioners. The 3D Art Challenges started at the University of Western Australia in Second Life in 2009. Since that time, UWA has rapidly emerged as a central hub of art activity in SL. The story of UWA's journey into Second Life and a recent survey of past and present participants of the UWA Art Challenges indicate that the environment of a virtual world is well suited to the teaching of art and design skills. The UWA Art Challenges have the potential to be valuable resources for educators and students. Copyright © 2012, IGI Global.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-123
    JournalInternational Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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