The Open University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for ReLIVE08, an international conference for Researching Learning in Virtual Environments to be held at its campus in Milton Keynes on the 20th and 21st of November 2008.
This conference will be of interest to anyone researching learning and teaching in virtual world environments such as Second Life.
The conference organisers are keen to construct a programme that features diverse and innovative research approaches to learning and teaching in virtual worlds. Given the emerging practice associated with virtual worlds, the conference committee are also keen to receive papers reporting on the experience of learning and teaching using virtual worlds that relate practice and outcomes to literature and research in this area. We anticipate that submissions will reflect a range of research methods and will examine issues such as rigour, methods of sampling, relationships between researchers and researched, and the ethics and politics of the research process.
Our keynote speakers are Edward Castranova and Roo Reynolds. Dr Castranova is Associate Professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington and an expert on the economies of large-scale online games. Andrew (Roo) Reynolds is a Metaverse Evangelist based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratory in the UK, facilitating the use of Virtual Worlds within IBM.
The conference will feature special guests, invited speakers and a conference dinner with an after dinner speaker and entertainment, so promises to be thought-provoking as well as entertaining and an excellent opportunity for networking in the field. All papers will be published in a conference proceedings and a selection of papers will be published in an additional academic format.
Please find more details at our website on http://www.open.ac.uk/relive08Written by