New arrival: JVWR Issue "Impact - Educational Cases"! From the Journal for Virtual Worlds Research

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New arrival: JVWR Issue "Impact - Educational Cases"! From the Journal for Virtual Worlds Research

The Journal for Virtual Worlds Research
We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of
Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR) on Impact.
Volume 12, Number 2 (2019)

*Impact Educational Cases*

*Issue editors*:

*Michael Thomas*, University of Central Lancashire, UK, (Prime)

*Tuncer Can*, University of Istanbul, Turkey

*Michael Vallance*, Future University, Japan

In the context of educational research, definitions of “impact” have
proliferated alongside critiques of its efficacy and appropriateness, and
it is important to consider the applicability of the term, as well as to
reflect on how it can be shaped and defined.

In this sense, impact does not merely relate to measuring dissemination
activity, e.g., how many people read a book, or visited an exhibition in an
art gallery, or followed your latest research findings on social media.
Rather, it relates to what measurable influence the research has had on its
beneficiaries as a result of activities in such a way that a discernible
‘step-change’ is evident.

In order to address these issues of increasing importance and relevance in
virtual and immersive environments, this special edition of The Journal of
Virtual Worlds Research brings together four articles to consider these
questions in the specific field of education.
Issue Editors' Corner


*Michael Thomas, Tuncer Can, Michael Vallance*
Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Project:Filter - Using Applied Games to Engage Secondary Schoolchildren
with Public Policy

*Andrew James Reid*

Their Memory: Exploring Veterans’ Voices, Virtual Reality, and Collective

*Iain Donald, Kenneth Scott-Brown*

Could the Virtual Dinosaur See You? Understanding Children’s Perceptions of
Presence and Reality Distinction in Virtual Reality Environments

*Tony Liao, Nancy A Jennings, Laura Dell, Chris Collins*

A Hybrid Model of Experiential Learning within the Social Virtual World of
Second Life

*K. Brant Knutzen*
More from the JVWR
The next issue, *Assembled 2019*, is due for publication at the end of
2019. Stay tuned!
The call for this issue is closed but submissions for the next Assembled
issues are always welcome.

An Assembled issue is a place for various papers, on the topic of the
journal, collected during the preceding year. You are invited to upload
your research paper at any time to our system (register here
and it will be considered as a candidate for publication in 2020.

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*Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan*

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