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

S Gregory, B Gregory, D Wood, J O'Connell, S Grant, M Hillier, D Butler, Y Masters, F Stokes-Thompson, M Mcdonald, S Nikolic, D Ellis, T Kerr, S De Freitas, H Farley, S Schutt, J Sim, B Gaukrodger, L Jacka, J DoyleP Blyth, D Corder, T Reiners, D Linegar, M Hearns, R Cox, Jay Jay Jegathesan, S Sukunesan, K Flintoff, L Irving

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    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 publication2015 Ascilite Conference Proceedings
    Place of PublicationPerth
    PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAscilite 2015: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20152 Dec 2015


    ConferenceAscilite 2015


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