Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Virtual World Watch

Virtual World Watch is officially launched today - well, as 'officially' as we're going to get anyway! VWW will continue the series of snapshots that have been undertaken by Silversprite Helsinki (the latest of which will hopefully be made public tomorrow) as well as broadening the scope of the work to information about:
  1. Alternatives to Second Life, especially alternatives that do not have some of the technological, logistical or financial hurdles that some feel Second Life to have.
  2. What is currently being researched in the application of virtual worlds to education. The peer-reviewed publication system means it is difficult to determine current trends.
  3. Where more research or survey data concerning virtual world use in education, or other such proof or evidence – of academic quality – can be found.

VWW is funded by the Eduserv Foundation.

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