Sensemaking in Second Life

Marshall, Amber (2014). Sensemaking in Second Life. In: J. Paulo Cravino, Christian Gütl, Paulo Martins and J. Bernardino Lopes, SLACTIONS 2013: Research conference on virtual worlds – Learning with simulations. Proceedings. SLACTIONS 2013. Research conference on virtual worlds: Learning with simulations, Universidade de Aveiro, Second Life, (107-111). 21-23 November 2013. doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2014.02.014

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Author Marshall, Amber
Title of paper Sensemaking in Second Life
Conference name SLACTIONS 2013. Research conference on virtual worlds: Learning with simulations
Conference location Universidade de Aveiro, Second Life
Conference dates 21-23 November 2013
Proceedings title SLACTIONS 2013: Research conference on virtual worlds – Learning with simulations. Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Procedia Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.protcy.2014.02.014
Open Access Status
ISSN 2212-0173
Editor J. Paulo Cravino
Christian Gütl
Paulo Martins
J. Bernardino Lopes
Volume 13
Start page 107
End page 111
Total pages 5
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This research investigates how sensemaking, which underpins all organizing, takes place in the virtual world of Second Life. Sensemaking is the process of how we socially construct reality. A virtual ethnography was undertaken within a community of educators in Second Life to ascertain how practitioners make sense – that is, ‘make’ that which they ‘sense’ – in the virtual world. Preliminary analysis of how people, objects, processes, and places in Second Life are socially constructed by practitioners suggests that sensemaking in virtual worlds is comprised of fragile, complex, and nuanced practices which illuminate what we take for granted in the actual world.
Keyword Sensemaking
Virtual worlds
Second Life
Ethnography
Virtual ethnography
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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