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, Desmond ButlerMerle Hearns, Jaime Garcia, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Ross Brown, Grant Meredith, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Kim Flintoff, Scott Grant, Claire 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
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Eventascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures -
    Duration: 25 Nov 2012 → …

    Conference

    Conferenceascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures
    Period25/11/12 → …

    Keywords

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

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    Gregory, S., Gregory, B., Hillier, M., Jacka, L., Schutt, S., Ellis, D., Stokes-Thompson, F., Wood, D., Masters, Y., Farley, H., Orwin, L., Stupans, I., Scutter, S., Warren, I., Steel, C., Neuendorf, P., Bower, M., Miller, C., Mathews, S., ... McCarthy, A. (2012). Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. Paper presented at ascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, .