New applications, new global audiences: Educators repurposing and reusing 3D virtual and immersive learning resources

Sue Gregory, Brent Gregory, Denise Wood, Judy O'Connell, Scott Grant, Mathew Hillier, Des Butler, Yvonne Masters, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Marcus McDonald, Sasha Nikolic, David Ellis, Tom Kerr, Sarah De Freitas, Helen Farley, Stefan Schutt, Jenny Sim, Belma Gaukrodger, Lisa Jacka, Jo DoylePhil Blyth, Deborah Corder, Torsten Reiners, Dale Linegar, Merle Hearns, Robert Cox, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Suku Sukunesan, Kim Flintoff, Leah Irving

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Abstract

There continues to be strong interest among established, experienced academic users of 3D virtual environments for their sustained educational use. Consistent with global trends, they plan to further develop and optimise existing applications, reuse skills and experiences gained to develop new applications, and to share and reuse existing virtual resources. This is against a background of varied support from institutions, colleagues, students, funding bodies and also changing understanding and awareness of virtual environments and virtual reality by the general community as a result of consumer developments such as the popularity of multi-user online role playing amongst both children and adults, and the acquisition of technologies by companies with deeply entrenched technologies. At the same time, the ongoing development and availability of new multiuser virtual environment platforms, associated peripherals and virtual reality technologies promise new and exciting opportunities for educators to collaborate with researchers on a global scale, while also exploring the affordances of these technologies for enhancing the learning outcomes for an increasingly diverse and distributed student population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2015
Subtitle of host publicationAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherASCILITE
Pages121-133
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20153 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/11/153/12/15

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