Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality:
Changing the Face of Learning
Special Conference Stream within The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project:
5th Global Meeting
Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Delegate abstracts and draft papers (where available) can be viewed on subsequent pages where they are listed in alphabetical order according to surname. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.
Final Conference Programme
Sunday 10th May 2015
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Session 1: Virtual Worlds – What’s All the Hype about?
Chair: Christina DeCoursey
Introduction to Session 1 and the Conference: Making Sense of the Hype.
A Review of Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Conference Themes: What Are We Saying? How Are We Changing?
Paul Jerry and Nancy Tavares-Jones
Virtual Worlds in Higher Education: The Pros and Cons.
Session 2: Augmented and Virtual Reality
Chair: Paul Jerry
Augmented Reality Learning: Pedagogical Aspects and Technologies for a Future Methodological Framework
Tools for Perceptual Learning: Ecological Augmented Reality.
Vicente Raja Galian
Experiencing the Substance of Light and Colour through Virtual and Increased Reality.
Monday 11th May 2015
Session 3: What Does It Mean to Be Virtual?
Chair: Sue Gregory
Is the Übermensch a Cyborg?: The Ethical Dilemma of Transhumanism.
Physiological Responses to Virtual Spaces: Exploring the Oculus Rift and the Experience of Virtual Simulation Illness.
Exploring the Pathways of Adaptation on Avatar 3D Animation Procedures and Virtual Reality Arenas in Research of Human Courtship Behaviour and Sexual Reactivity in Psychological Research.
Session 4: Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
Chair: Daniel Riha
The Theme of Creativity within Immersive Teaching Experience.
Choreographing the Dance: Reflections after Three Years Facilitating Learning Experiences in Second Life.
Maricarmen Gil Ortega
Teaching Virtual Worlds in Higher Education: Gauging Immersion and Engagement through Professional Development.
Session 5: Therapeutic Uses of Virtual Worlds
Chair: Maricarmen Gil Ortega
Virtual World Congress of Dental Students.
Virtual Environments for Pain Alleviation.
Virtual Reality and Psychological Healing: How Virtual Worlds Are Helping Those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do the Time … Virtually.
Jim Gritton and Mick Teesdale
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Session 6: Speed Networking: Exploring Research, Publication and Collaboration Opportunities
Chair: Jim Gritton
Session 7: Using Virtual Worlds in Management and Leadership Teaching
Chair: Nancy Tavares-Jones
Teaching Project Management in a Changing, Virtual World. How Real is This?
Choosing a Virtual World for Leadership Development: Evolution of a Framework.
Session 8: Virtual Worlds and Forensic Linguistics
Chair: Paul Jerry
Bad Guys, Caution and Conviction: Using Virtual Environments to Teach Forensic Linguistics.
Virtual deception: Avatars, Presence and Chatlog Stylometry.
Virtual Questions and Deceptive Answers: Interrogating Second-Language Discursivity.
Closing Remarks and Conference End