Sustaining the future through virtual worlds

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Hillier, Mathew, Jacka, Lisa, Schutt, Stefan, Ellis, David, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Wood, Denise, Masters, Yvonne, Farley, Helen, Orwin, Lindy, Stupans, Ieva, Scutter, Sheila, Warren, Ian, Steel, Caroline, Neuendorf, Penelope, Bower, Matt, Miller, Charlynn, Mathews, Shane, Butler, Des, Hearns, Merle, Garcia, Jaime, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, Brown, Ross, Grant, Meredith, Muir-Cochran, Eimear, Flintoff, Kim, Grant, Scott, Atkins, Clare, Gaukrodger, Belma, Giovanangeli, Angela, Le Rossignol, Karen, Larson, Ian, Cram, Andrew, Linegar, Dale, Wang, Xiangyu, Muir, Tracey, Cleland, Ben, Paillat, Edith, Grenfell, Jenny, Hay, Lyn, Gu, Ning, Williams, Anthony, Simoff, Simeon, Bogdanovych, Anton and McCarthy, Angela (2012). Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. In: M. Brown, M. Hartnett and T. Stewart, 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012). 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012), Wellington, New Zealand, (361-368). 25-28 November 2012.

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Author Gregory, Sue
Gregory, Brent
Hillier, Mathew
Jacka, Lisa
Schutt, Stefan
Ellis, David
Stokes-Thompson, Frederick
Wood, Denise
Masters, Yvonne
Farley, Helen
Orwin, Lindy
Stupans, Ieva
Scutter, Sheila
Warren, Ian
Steel, Caroline
Neuendorf, Penelope
Bower, Matt
Miller, Charlynn
Mathews, Shane
Butler, Des
Hearns, Merle
Garcia, Jaime
Jegathesan, Jay Jay
Brown, Ross
Grant, Meredith
Muir-Cochran, Eimear
Flintoff, Kim
Grant, Scott
Atkins, Clare
Gaukrodger, Belma
Giovanangeli, Angela
Le Rossignol, Karen
Larson, Ian
Cram, Andrew
Linegar, Dale
Wang, Xiangyu
Muir, Tracey
Cleland, Ben
Paillat, Edith
Grenfell, Jenny
Hay, Lyn
Gu, Ning
Williams, Anthony
Simoff, Simeon
Bogdanovych, Anton
McCarthy, Angela
Title of paper Sustaining the future through virtual worlds
Conference name 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 25-28 November 2012
Convener Mark Brown
Proceedings title 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012)
Journal name ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
Series ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9780473229894
Editor M. Brown
M. Hartnett
T. Stewart
Start page 361
End page 368
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Virtual worlds (VWs) continue to be used extensively in Australia and New Zealand higher education institutions although the tendency towards making unrealistic claims of efficacy and popularity appears to be over. Some educators at higher education institutions continue to use VWs in the same way as they have done in the past; others are exploring a range of different VWs or using them in new ways; whilst some are opting out altogether. This paper presents an overview of how 46 educators from some 26 institutions see VWs as an opportunity to sustain higher education. The positives and negatives of using VWs are discussed.
Subjects 1709 Human-Computer Interaction
2214 Media Technology
3304 Education
Keyword Virtual worlds
Virtual Worlds Working Group
Second Life
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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