Training Using Virtual Worlds

Using virtual environments to teach, learn, and practice the physical and mental skills required to perform given tasks is the area known as training using virtual worlds. A version of virtual training gained momentum in the later portion of the 20th century beginning with flight simulators; training using virtual worlds now encompasses several types of virtual environments, task-specific subcategories, and technologies. Desktop multiuser virtual worlds, which gained popularity several years later, gave easier access to virtual worlds to the general population and have created a strong following with educators and professional trainers. Virtual worlds provided a desirable vehicle to provide accessible training to their contingencies, capitalizing on the popularity of these environments for casual and gaming uses. Popular virtual worlds such as The Sims (Electronic ...

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