3D virtual environments and corporate learning

An empirical investigation of benefits

Anne P. Massey, Mitzi M. Montoya, Philip Fei Wu

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Abstract

Organizations invest significant resources in learning and development (L&D) to both enhance and protect their human capital. As such, they continue to search for innovative design and delivery approaches that are both cost efficient and learning effective. In this article, we consider one organization's use of a 3D virtual environment (VE) to bring a managerial and leadership development program, informed by collaborative learning principles, to globally distributed participants. To date, there is little empirical evidence that attests to the specific learning benefits of a VE, that is, benefits that derive from distinguishing features such as presence (i.e., the sense of 'being there' in the VE). Given this, and drawing from prior research, we develop and empirically test a model that examines the relationships among organizational participants' perceptions of presence, teamwork quality and outcomes. Our results provide important insights into the mechanisms underlying L&D processes and outcomes in VEs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Pages893-902
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013 - Wailea, Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2013Jan 10 2013

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Other46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWailea, Maui, HI
Period1/7/131/10/13

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Massey, A. P., Montoya, M. M., & Wu, P. F. (2013). 3D virtual environments and corporate learning: An empirical investigation of benefits. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 893-902). [6479940] https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.28

3D virtual environments and corporate learning : An empirical investigation of benefits. / Massey, Anne P.; Montoya, Mitzi M.; Wu, Philip Fei.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2013. p. 893-902 6479940.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Massey, AP, Montoya, MM & Wu, PF 2013, 3D virtual environments and corporate learning: An empirical investigation of benefits. in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences., 6479940, pp. 893-902, 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013, Wailea, Maui, HI, United States, 1/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.28
Massey AP, Montoya MM, Wu PF. 3D virtual environments and corporate learning: An empirical investigation of benefits. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2013. p. 893-902. 6479940 https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.28
Massey, Anne P. ; Montoya, Mitzi M. ; Wu, Philip Fei. / 3D virtual environments and corporate learning : An empirical investigation of benefits. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2013. pp. 893-902
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