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Sustaining the future through virtual worlds
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, University of New England, United States ; , Southern Cross University, Australia ; , University of South Australia, Australia ; , University of Southern Queensland, Australia ; , James Cook University, Australia ; , Canberra Institute of Technology, Australia ; , Queensland University of Technology, Australia ; , The University of Queensland, Australia ; , University of Ballarat, Australia ; , Monash University, Australia ; , University of Technology Sydney, Australia ; , Macquarie University, Australia ; , University of Tasmania, Australia ; , Deakin University, Australia ; , University of Newcastle, Australia ; , James Cook University, Australia ; , University of New England, United States ; , Victoria University, Australia ; , University of South Australia, Australia ; , University of New England, United States ; , Deakin University, Australia ; , Macquarie University, Australia ; , Queensland University of Technology, Australia ; , University of Western Australia, Australia ; , University of Western Sydney, Australia

ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, ISBN 978-0-473-22989-4 Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Abstract

Virtual worlds (VWs) continue to be used extensively in Australia and New Zea land 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 sust ain higher education. The positives and negatives of using VWs are discussed.

Citation

Gregory, S., Jacka, L., Stokes-Thompson, F., Farley, H., Scutter, S., Neuendorf, P., Matthews, S., Garcia, J., Meredith, G., Grant, S., Giovanangeli, A., Cram, A., Muir, T., Grenfell, J., Williams, A., McCarthy, A., Gregory, B., Schutt, S., Wood, D., Orwin, L., Warren, I., Bower, M., Butler, D., Jegathesan, J.J. & Bogdanovych, A. (2012). Sustaining the future through virtual worlds. In M. Brown, M. Hartnett & T. Stewart (Eds.), Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2012. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Retrieved May 20, 2019 from .

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