This article proposes a cutting edge teaching method and a research agenda to test its effectiveness. A Virtual, Immersive, and Distributed Learning environment is described in detail as it relates to a study abroad in which students interact through live video while taking part in an immersive service learning project. Research methods are proposed to measure the learning effectiveness, student engagement, and student satisfaction with the course.
Isenbarger, Mark; Kitchens, Fred; and Nyce, James, "A Virtual, Immersive, and Distributed Learning Course in Information Systems: Proposed Method and Experiment" (2008). 2008 Proceedings. 26.