Sustaining the future through virtual worlds
Gregory, Susan, Gregory, Brent, Hillier, Mathew, Jacka, Lisa, Farley, Helen, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Masters, Yvonne, Orwin, Lindy, Stupans, Ieva, Scutter, Sheila, Warren, Ian, Steel, Caroline, Neuendorf, Penelope, Bower, Matt, Miller, Charlynn, Butler, Desmond A., Hearns, Merle, Mathews, Shane, Wood, Denise, Garcia, Jaime, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, Brown, Ross A., Meredith, Grant, Ellis, David, Muir-Cochran, Eimear, Flintoff, Kim, Grant, Scott, Atkins, Clare, Gaukrodger, Belma, Giovanangeli, Angela, Le Rossignol, Karen, Schutt, Stefan, 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 (2012) Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. In Annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2012), 25-28 November 2012, Wellington, New Zealand. (In Press)
Virtual worlds continue to be used in Australia and New Zealand higher education institutions although the hype has settled. Whilst some higher education institutions continue to use virtual worlds as they have done for some time, other institutions are trialing different virtual worlds and some are opting out altogether. An overview of how 46 authors from 28 institutions see virtual worlds as an opportunity to sustain the future of higher education is presented. The positives and negatives of using virtual worlds are discussed.
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