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Navigating the Labyrinth: the technical trials and misadventures of bringing virtual worlds into a government secondary school

Schutt, Stefan, Martino, John and Linegar, Dale (2009) Navigating the Labyrinth: the technical trials and misadventures of bringing virtual worlds into a government secondary school. In: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design: Open 24/7, November 23 to 27, 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

In this paper we present the technical obstacles encountered by a project team seeking to embed virtual world-based activities in a government high school. In doing so we outline a number of broader issues connected with working with proprietary technologies, access and equity, working with IT bureaucracies and systems, and engaging disadvantaged young people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital divide, engagement, virtual worlds, second life, access, equity, disadvantage, Labyrinth, government high school, IT systems
Subjects: SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
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Depositing User: Dr Stefan Schutt
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 05:31
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15877
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