Tag Archives: Virtual Worlds

“Tapping into Memory” – Swinburne University of Technology profiles our research into designing virtual worlds for people with dementia

The latest edition of Swinburne University of Technology’s  VENTURE magazine has a story about my doctoral research into virtual worlds and how  they can support well-being in people with dementia, reproduced below.   Issue Two 2014 – Issue #21 Share | Tapping into memory Story by By Vicki Steggall View articles in related topics: Ageing, Neuroscience,… Read More »

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Dementia Journal of Australia, April 2014 (in press)

The Dementia Journal of Australia is helping us collect  data for our ‘Identity and Interests’ survey, which is running live, on-line, until March 31 2014. Please do our survey if you are a person experiencing dementia or are a person supporting them. If you have had family experience of dementia, past or present, please also… Read More »

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Along the virtuality continuum

Over the coming months, I’ll be using this site to share and construct some hopefully useful thoughts about why it is that ‘traditional’ virtual reality platforms with 3D graphics are not being taken up by the services sector, while augmented reality, via location-based applications (mobile AR), is being explored with a fair degree of enthusiasm.… Read More »

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26 points about virtual worlds for 2011

Here are some ruminations from my research project, Immersive Internet Australia , commissioned by the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre  and Swinburne University of Technology. The list is neither exhaustive, nor final. Comments welcome. The immersive Internet is a generic term for technological platforms that enable a 3D or 2.5D (a flatter perspective) graphic rendering of real… Read More »

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New Report: Immersive Internet Australia: Education

I’ve posted my report, (the full PDF version is located under the Immersive Internet Australia tab, profile on education), profiling Australian educators’ use of virtual worlds and other immersive technologies. Hopefully, it is something of a roadmap for those contemplating such tools, as well as a marker of those who already do. Here’s the abstract :… Read More »

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Immersive Learning: on or off the boil?

Immersive Learning was very much on the agenda in Australia in 2008, as this video made by Educationau enthusiastically demonstrates. A group from Gippsland TAFE, in Victoria, drafted a set of protocols for immersive learning here but, like Educationau, the site has not been modified for two years. So what has happened in the interim; has the… Read More »

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Swinburne University’s Koala Island

Thrilled to be using Swinburne University’s ‘Koala Island‘ in Second Life for an event with VicRoads. We’ll be  introducing them to virtual environments. Roads, urban planning, their own distributed work force… it  makes sense to start exploring a swag of immersive tools.

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Troughs and crests

Thinkbalm, the immersive Internet business analysts released this statement today: ‘We believe that mainstream adoption of immersive technologies in the workplace—virtual worlds, immersive learning environments, and virtual event platforms—is a matter of when, not if. But these technologies are still a new concept to most organizations and overall the barriers to adoption are quite high.… Read More »

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A little plug : Journal of Virtual Worlds Research now out

A little  plug With co-editor Serge Soudoplatoff, I wish to recommend the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Volume 2, Number 4: Virtual Economies, Virtual Goods and Service Delivery in Virtual Worlds, to you. It is now available on line. http://www.jvwresearch.org/index.php?_cms=1266812877 Introductory Blurb reads: In this special edition on virtual-world goods and trade, we are pleased to… Read More »

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