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Re: IJVPLE special issue on "Real Education in Virtual Worlds" published

Lee, Mark
Dear colleagues,

Following on from my earlier email (copied below), I thought you might be interested to know that IGI has now made the Guest Editorial Preface to the IJVPLE special issue on "Real Education in Virtual Worlds" freely available on their website:

On Jul 16, 2013, at 4:12 AM, "Lee, Mark" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Dear colleagues,

Some time ago, along with my colleagues, Yu-Ju Lan and Tim Xie, I guest edited a special issue of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) on "Real Education in Virtual Worlds". I am pleased to report that the issue has finally been published as Volume 4, No. 2 of IJVPLE. 

The contents of the special issue are listed below. Unfortunately, the journal is closed access, and the publisher's (IGI Global's) copyright policies prohibit me from distributing copies of the issue or any of the articles therein. I'm hoping, however, that you will be able to get your hands on a physical copy of the issue and/or electronic copies of any of the articles in which you may be interested through your respective institutional libraries, or by way of inter-library loan.

TABLE OF CONTENTS – IJVPLE 4(2)

Guest Editorial Preface
Yu-Ju Lan, National Taiwan Normal University; Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University and University of New England; Tianwei (Tim) Xie, California State University, Long Beach

Adoption of Second Life in Higher Education: Comparing the Effect of Utilitarian and Hedonic Behaviours (pp. 1–18)
Nauman Saeed, La Trobe University; Suku Sinnappan, Swinburne University of Technology

Collaborative Process Analysis Coding Scheme (CPACS): Examining the Macro- and Micro- Level of Students’ Discourse in a Virtual World (pp. 19–49)
Shannon Kennedy-Clark, Australian Catholic University; Kate Thompson, The University of Sydney

A Proposed Theory Seeded Methodology for Design Based Research into Effective use of MUVEs in Vocational Education Contexts (pp. 50–64)
Todd Cochrane, Wellington Institute of Technology; Niki Davis, University of Canterbury; Donna Morrow, University of Canterbury

Towards Models for Designing Language Learning in Virtual Worlds (pp. 65–84)
Mats Deutschmann, Umeå University; Luisa Panichi, University of Pisa and University of Hull

The Tree of Knowledge Project: Organic Designs as Virtual Learning Spaces (pp. 85–106)
Dean A. F. Gui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Gigi AuYeung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Facilitating Art Education: The UWA Arts Challenges (pp. 107–123)
Merle Hearns, Manukau Institute of Technology; Jegatheva (Jay Jay) Jegathesan, The University of Western Australia

We Learn as We Go: What Five Years Playing with Virtual Worlds has Taught Us (pp. 124–136)
Stefan Schutt, Victoria University; Dale Linegar, Victoria University


Kind regards,


Mark J. W. Lee
School of Education
Charles Sturt University, Australia



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