Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tools for creating virtual spaces

Managed by Natasha Boskic 3D Virtual Worlds PROJECT WONDERLAND - toolkit for Building 3D Virtual Worlds PANDA – for 3D models RPG MAKER - RPG maker for Windows! Google...

Videos about virtual worlds and games

Managed by Natasha Boskic An introduction to Second Life Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities Virtual Social Worlds and the Future of Learning Education in Second Life

Conferences and events on virtual worlds and games

Managed by Natasha Boskic 2008 Future Play - The International Conference on the Future of Game Design and Technology – Toronto (Canada) 3-5 November 2008 Montreal International...

Blogs on virtual worlds and games

Bates, T. (2018) How serious should we be about serious games in online learning? Online Learning and Distance Education Resources, May 27 This post provides a...

Websites and forums on virtual worlds and virtual reality

Originally created by Natasha Boskic Kurt Squire’s Homepage:  

Journals, articles or reports on virtual worlds, virtual reality, and augmented reality

Natasha relaxing in Second Life This section on virtual worlds was originally created by: Natasha Boskic, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia Email: natasha.boskic@ubc.ca http://www.eplt.educ.ubc.ca Journals Journal of Virtual Worlds...

Books on educational games (annotated)

Originally created by Natasha Boskic Bateman, C., & Boon, R. (2006). 21st century game design. Hingham, Mass.: Charles River Media, Inc. This book is a result...

Exploring Archaeology in Second Life

Here is a good example of the use of Second Life for educational purposes. 'Gone are the days when archaeology students had to dig up...

Virtual worlds and librarianship

Dear Colleague: I'm very pleased to call your attention to the lastest online learning opportunities produced by LearningTimes and the Alliance Library System. It’s a Virtual,...

Virtual Worlds: A Second Life’s Beginner’s Guide

Senges, M., Praus, T. and Bihr, P. (2007) Virtual Worlds: A Second Life’s Beginner’s Guide Barcelona: Universidad Oberta de Catalunya

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.