Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments (2 Volumes)

Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York at Oswego, USA) and Steve Chi-Yin Yuen (The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi, USA)
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Release Date: July, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 840
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-762-3
ISBN13: 9781609607623|ISBN10: 1609607627|EISBN13: 9781609607630
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Researchers and educators are increasingly interested in how virtual worlds allow users to interact, play, learn, do business, share, and collaborate in an online environment.

Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments not only presents experienced professionals with the most recent and advanced developments in the field, but it also provides clear and comprehensive information for novice readers. The handbook introduces theoretical aspects of virtual worlds, disseminates cutting-edge research, and presents first-hand practices in virtual world development and use. The balance of research, theory, and applications includes exploration of design innovations, new virtual reality technologies, virtual communities, pedagogical design, and the future of virtual worlds and environments.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Distance Learning
  • Social, Ethical, and Human Perspectives of Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual Communities
  • Virtual Reality Technologies
  • Virtual World Applications
  • Virtual Worlds and Environments
  • Virtual Worlds and Pedagogical Design
  • Virtual Worlds and Professional Development
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The Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments provides not only the latest and most advanced developments of virtual worlds and environments for experienced professionals, but also provides clear and comprehensive information for novice readers.

– Harrison Hao Yang, State University of New York at Oswego, and Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi, USA
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Editor/Author Biographies
Harrison Hao Yang (Ed.D., Florida International Univeristy, 1996) is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at State University of New York at Oswego, USA. His research specialties include assessment and e-folios, distance/flexible education, information literacy, Information Technology diffusion/integration, learning theories, issues and trends on vocational-technical education, and Web/learning communities. Dr. Yang is the recipient of State University of New York (System-wide) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009, and SUNY Oswego President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006.
Steve Chi-Yin Yuen (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1984) is a Professor in the Department of Technology Education at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), USA. His research specialties include electronic performance support system, e-learning 2.0, handheld technology in teaching and learning, mobile learning, multimedia instruction, semantic Web, social networking in education, technology planning and implementation in the classrooms, Web 2.0, Web accessibility, Web-based instruction, et cetera. Dr. Yuen is the recipient of USM Excellence in Teaching Award in 1997 and 2004, Mississippi Technology Educator of the Year in 2002, and Fulbright Scholar Lecturing Award in 1992.
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