Maintaining context in a changing (virtual) world: educators' perspectives for OpenSim and Second Life

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/333436
Title:
Maintaining context in a changing (virtual) world: educators' perspectives for OpenSim and Second Life
Authors:
Christopoulos, Athanasios; Conrad, Marc
Abstract:
Educational activities previously performed in Second Life are now more and more move moving to other alternatives. This study concentrates on the features of Second Life and its open-source alternative, OpenSim that affect the results of the in-world educational activities. The need for educators to take these features into account is another focus of this study which also aims to highlight the similarities and differences between the contexts of Second Life and OpenSim worlds, whether internally or externally hosted, as well as their potentials and weaknesses. The findings suggest that each one of these alternatives gathers different positive and negative features and their suitability greatly depends on the academics’ educational needs.
Citation:
Christopoulos, A., Conrad, M. (2013) 'Maintaining context in a Changing (Virtual) World: Educators' Perspectives for OpenSim and Second Life'. In 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) 2013. Aachen, Germany.
Journal:
5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU)
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/333436
DOI:
10.5220/0004385504230428
Additional Links:
http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/Index/DOI/10.5220/0004385504230428; http://achristopoulos.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/csedu_2014_223.pdf
Type:
Conference papers, meetings and proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR)

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dc.contributor.authorChristopoulos, Athanasiosen
dc.contributor.authorConrad, Marcen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-30T11:28:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-30T11:28:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationChristopoulos, A., Conrad, M. (2013) 'Maintaining context in a Changing (Virtual) World: Educators' Perspectives for OpenSim and Second Life'. In 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) 2013. Aachen, Germany.en
dc.identifier.doi10.5220/0004385504230428-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/333436-
dc.description.abstractEducational activities previously performed in Second Life are now more and more move moving to other alternatives. This study concentrates on the features of Second Life and its open-source alternative, OpenSim that affect the results of the in-world educational activities. The need for educators to take these features into account is another focus of this study which also aims to highlight the similarities and differences between the contexts of Second Life and OpenSim worlds, whether internally or externally hosted, as well as their potentials and weaknesses. The findings suggest that each one of these alternatives gathers different positive and negative features and their suitability greatly depends on the academics’ educational needs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/Index/DOI/10.5220/0004385504230428en
dc.relation.urlhttp://achristopoulos.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/csedu_2014_223.pdfen
dc.subjectvirtual worlden
dc.subjectSecond Lifeen
dc.subjectOpenSimen
dc.subjectcontexten
dc.subjectvirtual learningen
dc.subjectblended learningen
dc.titleMaintaining context in a changing (virtual) world: educators' perspectives for OpenSim and Second Lifeen
dc.typeConference papers, meetings and proceedingsen
dc.identifier.journal5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU)en
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