June 14th, 1997
This paper describes and discusses the NICE project, an immersive learning environment for children implemented in the CAVE and related multi-user virtual reality (VR) technologies. The NICE project provides an engaging setting where children construct and cultivate simple virtual ecosystems, collaborate via networks with other remotely-located children, and create stories from their interactions in the real and virtual world.
Roussou, M., Johnson, A., Leigh, J., Barnes, C., Vasilakis, C., Moher, T., The NICE Project: Narrative, Immersive, Constructionist / Collaborative Environments for Learning in Virtual Reality, Proceedings of ED-MEDIA /ED-TELECOM ’97, Calgary, Canada, pp. 917-922, June 14th, 1997. http://www.evl.uic.edu/tile/NICE/NICE/PAPERS/EDMEDIA/edmedia.paper.htm