He ara hou ka tū mai

NZ institutions of higher learning unpacking demands and facilitating change

Merle Hearns, Scott Diener, Michelle Honey, Judy Cokeram, David Parsons, Erik Champion, Gareth Schott, Garry Falloon, David Thompson, Tim Bell, Mick Grimley, Richard Green, Todd Cochrane, Niki Davis, Donna Morrow, Deborah Corder, Alice U-Mackey, Tony Clear, Anne Philpott, Roy Davies & 3 others Swee Kin Loke, Clare Atkins, Sue Gregory

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Abstract

The Virtual Worlds Working Group began with the DEHub research consortium in November 2009. In December 2010, New Zealand joined the VWWG. This paper highlights the current work of the NZ based members of the group and presents the work of 23 authors at 11 institutes of higher education in New Zealand. The scope of the work covered is diverse, and a number of platforms have been used. Virtual worlds enable educators to provide realistic simulations, engaging role-plays, immersive and genuine tasks, and social interaction that encourages group collaboration, and highlights the ability that virtual worlds have to transform both teaching and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAscilite 2011 : changing demands, changing directions
Subtitle of host publicationWrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 4-7 December 2011 : proceedings
EditorsG. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown, B. Cleland
Place of PublicationHobart, Tasmania
PublisherASCILITE
Pages571-579
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781862956445
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Other

OtherAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period4/12/117/12/11

Keywords

  • virtual worlds
  • Second Life
  • Reaction Grid
  • OpenSim
  • immersion
  • engagement
  • VWWG

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