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 ButlerMerle Hearns, Jaime Garcia, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Ross D 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012
EditorsM Brown, M Hartnett, T Stewart
Place of PublicationPalmerston North New Zealand
PublisherMassey University
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2012 - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012
Conference number: 29th
http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/home.html (conference website)
http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/images/custom/asclite2012_proceedings.pdf (Conference Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2012
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2012
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period25/11/1228/11/12
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Keywords

  • OpenSim
  • Second life
  • SL
  • Virtual worlds
  • Virtual Worlds Working Group
  • VWWG

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