Livestock and learning: Evaluation of a prototype 3D virtual learning environment for livestock practitioners in India and Bolivia

Yibo Lin, Claire Heffernan*, Kim Thomson, Louise Nielsen

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Abstract

Livestock are a key asset for the global poor. However, access to relevant information is a critical issue for both livestock development practitioners and the poor themselves. Therefore, the authors describe the development of the 3D Animal Health Resource Room (AHRR), a web-based environment to disseminate educational materials on key animal health and production constraints faced by the poor in Bolivia and India. The aim of the analysis was to explore the applicability and demand for a 3D resource as a 'lead technology' or if the technology suited 'lead users' only. The authors tested the 3D AHRR across seven non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India and Bolivia. The results found that users prioritized the level of interaction or the social experience in the 3D space over content and immersion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-270
Number of pages10
JournalInformation Development
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • 3D virtual learning environments
  • access to information
  • animal health
  • Bolivia
  • India
  • learning materials
  • livestock production

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