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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/279432
Title:
Leaving The Lindens: teaching in virtual worlds of other providers
Authors:
Conrad, Marc
Abstract:
With the maturity of the OpenSim architecture it is now feasible to use OpenSim for (university) assignments where Second Life has been used previously. To evaluate these potential alternatives systematically a framework has been developed that takes into account the intrinsic/extrinsic view on the usage of virtual worlds and further distinguishes between a 'world' and an 'individual' view. This classification defines the four dimensions cost (the extrinsic, individual view), persistence (the extrinsic, world view), immersion (the intrinsic, individual view) and in-world context (the intrinsic, world view). The alternatives to Second Life evaluated against the framework are derived from an experience during the Academic Year 2010/11 at the University of Bedfordshire and include: a dedicated provider similar to Linden Lab; a region that is part of the OSgrid hosted by an external provider; a virtual world driven by the university and decentralised hosting of virtual worlds by students. We conclude that the alternatives are comparable to Second Life in respect to the extrinsic view but not so (yet) from the intrinsic perspective. The specifics of the assignment task need to be considered, in particular the relevance of immersion and in-world context necessary to make the assignment successful.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire, Luton
Citation:
Conrad, M. (2011) 'Leaving the Lindens: Teaching in Virtual Worlds of other Providers', in Proceedings of ReLIVE11, Milton Keynes, UK
Publisher:
Open University Press
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/279432
Additional Links:
http://www.open.ac.uk/research-conferences/relive11/node/276
Type:
Conference papers, meetings and proceedings
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781780073200
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Research in Distributed Technologies (CREDIT)

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dc.contributor.authorConrad, Marcen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-08T21:20:41Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-08T21:20:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationConrad, M. (2011) 'Leaving the Lindens: Teaching in Virtual Worlds of other Providers', in Proceedings of ReLIVE11, Milton Keynes, UKen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781780073200-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/279432-
dc.description.abstractWith the maturity of the OpenSim architecture it is now feasible to use OpenSim for (university) assignments where Second Life has been used previously. To evaluate these potential alternatives systematically a framework has been developed that takes into account the intrinsic/extrinsic view on the usage of virtual worlds and further distinguishes between a 'world' and an 'individual' view. This classification defines the four dimensions cost (the extrinsic, individual view), persistence (the extrinsic, world view), immersion (the intrinsic, individual view) and in-world context (the intrinsic, world view). The alternatives to Second Life evaluated against the framework are derived from an experience during the Academic Year 2010/11 at the University of Bedfordshire and include: a dedicated provider similar to Linden Lab; a region that is part of the OSgrid hosted by an external provider; a virtual world driven by the university and decentralised hosting of virtual worlds by students. We conclude that the alternatives are comparable to Second Life in respect to the extrinsic view but not so (yet) from the intrinsic perspective. The specifics of the assignment task need to be considered, in particular the relevance of immersion and in-world context necessary to make the assignment successful.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOpen University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.open.ac.uk/research-conferences/relive11/node/276en_GB
dc.subjectvirtual realityen_GB
dc.subjectSecond Lifeen_GB
dc.subjectvirtual worldsen_GB
dc.titleLeaving The Lindens: teaching in virtual worlds of other providersen
dc.typeConference papers, meetings and proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshire, Lutonen_GB
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