First Advisor

Sjodin, Robert


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Database Technologies


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

93 pages


This project explored the use of a 3-D virtual world in an introductory database course to reduce the amount of time required to learn database concepts. A Second Life 3-D model was built to clarify database concepts and students used the model to create a Microsoft Access inventory database. Thereafter, the students provided feedback by answering a voluntary survey. Eighty two percent of the students surveyed agreed that the 3-D model clarified terms such as records, tables, primary keys and relationships. Seventy five percent of the students believed that the model reduced the amount of time required to learn these concepts.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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