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.
|Title of host publication||ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education|
|Editors||M. Brown, M. Hartnett, T. Stewart|
|Place of Publication||Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012 - Wellington, New Zealand|
Duration: 25 Nov 2012 → 28 Nov 2012
|Other||Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012|
|Period||25/11/12 → 28/11/12|
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