Sustaining the future through virtual worlds

Sue Gregory, Brent Gregory, Mathew Hillier, Lisa Jacka, Stefan Schutt, David Ellis, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Denise Wood, Yvonne Masters, Helen Farley, Lindy Orwin, Ieva Stupans, Sheila Scutter, Ian Warren, Caroline Steel, Penelope Neuendorf, Matt Bower, Charlynn Miller, Shane Mathews, Des Butler & 26 others Merle Hearns, Jaime Garcia, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Ross Brown, Grant Meredith, Eimear Muir-Cochran, Kim Flintoff, Scott Grant, Clare Atkins, Belma Gaukrodger, Angela Giovanangeli, Karen Le Rossignol, Ian Larson, Andrew Cram, Dale Linegar, Xiangyu Wang, Tracey Muir, Ben Cleland, Edith Paillat, Jenny Grenfell, Lyn Hay, Ning Gu, Anthony Williams, Simeon Simoff, Anton Bogdanovych, Angela McCarthy

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    Abstract

    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.

    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
    EditorsM. Brown, M. Hartnett, T. Stewart
    Place of PublicationPalmerston North, New Zealand
    PublisherMassey University
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventAnnual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012 - Wellington, New Zealand
    Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012

    Other

    OtherAnnual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityWellington
    Period25/11/1228/11/12

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    Copyright the Author(s) 2012. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

    Keywords

    • virtual worlds
    • Virtual Worlds Working Group
    • VWWG
    • Second Life
    • SL
    • OpenSim

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    Gregory, S., Gregory, B., Hillier, M., Jacka, L., Schutt, S., Ellis, D., ... McCarthy, A. (2012). Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. In M. Brown, M. Hartnett, & T. Stewart (Eds.), ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education (pp. 1-8). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University.
    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 ; Meredith, Grant ; 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. / Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. editor / M. Brown ; M. Hartnett ; T. Stewart. Palmerston North, New Zealand : Massey University, 2012. pp. 1-8
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    Gregory S, Gregory B, Hillier M, Jacka L, Schutt S, Ellis D et al. Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. In Brown M, Hartnett M, Stewart T, editors, ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University. 2012. p. 1-8