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Title: Sustaining the future through virtual worlds
Contributor(s): Gregory, Sue (author)orcid ; Gregory, Brent (author); Orwin, Lindy (author); Stupans, Ieva (author); Scutter, Shiela (author); Warren, Ian (author); Steel, Caroline (author); Neundorf, Penny (author); Bower, Matt (author); Miller, Charlynn (author); Mathews, Shane (author); Butler, Des (author); Hillier, Mathew (author); Hearns, Merle (author); Garcia, Jaime (author); Jegathesan, Jay Jay (author); Brown, Ross (author); Meredith, Grant (author); Muir-Cochran, Eimear (author); Flintoff, Kim (author); Grant, Scott (author); Atkins, Clare (author); Gaukrodger, Belma (author); Jacka, Lisa (author); Giovanangeli, Angela (author); Le Rossignol, Karen (author); Larson, Ian (author); Cram, Andrew (author); Linegar, Dale (author); Wang, Xiangyu (author); Muir, Tracey (author); Cleland, Ben (author); Paillat, Edith (author); Grenfell, Jenny (author); Schutt, Stefan (author); Hay, Lyn (author); Gu, Ning (author); Williams, Anthony (author); Simoff, Simeon (author); Bogdanovych, Anton (author); McCarthy, Angela (author); Ellis, David (author); Stokes-Thompson, Frederick (author); Wood, Denise (author); Masters, Yvonne (author)orcid ; Farley, Helen (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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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.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ascilite 2012: 29th annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference - Future challenges, sustainable futures, Wellington, New Zealand, 25th - 28th November, 2012
Source of Publication: Future challenges, sustainable futures: Proceedings of ascilite Wellington 2012, p. 361-368
Publisher: ASCILITE: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130103 Higher Education
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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