Conference Programme, Abstracts and Papers

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
Dubrovnik, Croatia


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
From 12.30
Conference Registration

13.45
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jim Gritton

14.00
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.
Jim Gritton

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.
Sue Gregory

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Session 2: Augmented and Virtual Reality
Chair: Paul Jerry

Augmented Reality Learning: Pedagogical Aspects and Technologies for a Future Methodological Framework
Daniele Agostini

Tools for Perceptual Learning: Ecological Augmented Reality.
Vicente Raja Galian

Experiencing the Substance of Light and Colour through Virtual and Increased Reality.
Zélia Simões

 

17.30
Announcements

17.40
Wine Reception

 

Monday 11th May 2015
10.30
Coffee

11.00
Session 3: What Does It Mean to Be Virtual?
Chair: Sue Gregory

Is the Übermensch a Cyborg?: The Ethical Dilemma of Transhumanism.
Arianne Conty

Physiological Responses to Virtual Spaces: Exploring the Oculus Rift and the Experience of Virtual Simulation Illness.
Paul Jerry

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.
Daniel Riha

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Session 4: Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
Chair: Daniel Riha

The Theme of Creativity within Immersive Teaching Experience.
Rıdvan Ata

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.
Sue Gregory

15.30
Coffee

16:00
Session 5: Therapeutic Uses of Virtual Worlds
Chair: Maricarmen Gil Ortega

Virtual World Congress of Dental Students.
Luka Banjšak

Virtual Environments for Pain Alleviation.
Marcin Czub

Virtual Reality and Psychological Healing: How Virtual Worlds Are Helping Those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Nancy Tavares-Jones

Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do the Time … Virtually.
Jim Gritton and Mick Teesdale

 

Tuesday 12th May 2015
09.30
Session 6: Speed Networking: Exploring Research, Publication and Collaboration Opportunities
Chair: Jim Gritton

10.30
Coffee

11.00
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?
Marc Conrad

Choosing a Virtual World for Leadership Development: Evolution of a Framework.
Jim Gritton

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Session 8: Virtual Worlds and Forensic Linguistics
Chair: Paul Jerry

Bad Guys, Caution and Conviction: Using Virtual Environments to Teach Forensic Linguistics.
Christina DeCoursey

Virtual deception: Avatars, Presence and Chatlog Stylometry.
Nadine Dandashly

Virtual Questions and Deceptive Answers: Interrogating Second-Language Discursivity.
Denise Atallah

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Closing Remarks and Conference End

 
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