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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

Apr 09, 2013 Volume 6, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. vManagement: Initial Exploration of Management Practice

    Susan Wurtz, Dale Cyphert & Leslie Duclos, University of Northern Iowa

    For several years, the authors have maintained a simulation (sim) in Second LifeTM, with management responsibility for allocating sim resources across research and instructional projects, some of... More

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  2. Welcome to the First Issue of 2013

    Yesha Sivan, Managing Editor of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Israel

    Welcome to the first issue of 2013 which opens our sixth year.Each year, JVWR publishes about 3 issues. Of them, two are topical and one Assembled. The topical issues allow us to plan ahead, define... More

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  3. Virtual Worlds as a Tool to Facilitate Weight Management for Young People

    Michael Taylor, Dave Taylor & Myutan Kulendran, Imperial College London; Paul Gately, Imperial College London Leeds Metropolitan University; Ara Darzi, Imperial College London

    Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the UK, with around 20% of children aged 10-11 being overweight or obese. Lifestyle interventions can be effective, but there is limited evidence of their ... More

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  4. Language Learning in Virtual Worlds: The Role of Foreign Language and Technical Anxiety

    Scott Grant, Hui Huang & Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Monash University, Australia

    This project examines whether or not learners feel less foreign language anxiety (FLA) in an online multiuser 3D virtual world simulation than in the real world classroom. Previous research has... More

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  5. Do As We Do, Not As You Think: The Effect of Group Influence on Individual Choices in a Virtual Environment

    Phil Kraemer

    Second Life (SL) is a virtual world application that enables users to create virtual representations of themselves and interact with other users. SL is increasingly being used to study important... More

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  6. Architecting Scalable Academic Virtual World Grids: A Case Utilizing OpenSimulator

    Charles Lesko, East Carolina University; Yolanda Hollingsworth, Middlesex Community College

    To better understand the technological requirements of academic institutions looking to implement an OpenSimulator virtual world grid, an observational study was performed to better understand the ... More

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  7. Virtual Archaeology in Second Life and OpenSimulator

    Luís Sequeira & Leonel Morgado

    Traditional approaches to virtual archaeology include dealing with research methods to capture information from heritage sites, creating models out of that information and how to present them to... More