College for Professional Studies
MS Database Technologies
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of 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
© Janet Ochs
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Ochs, Janet L., "Database Concepts in a Virtual World" (2010). Student Publications. 445.