Vol 5, No 2 (2012)

Asian Perspectives

Issue editors:  Kenneth Y T Lim, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Young Hoan Cho, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Michael Vallance, Future University, Hakodate, Japan.

In this issue you will find perspectives from East Asia and Southeast Asia; the contrasts and comparisons are at once diverse and revealing - from David Herold's perspectives on games and gamers from China, to the work of Li and his team with similar community from Singapore, encompassing several other cultures, sub-cultures and scales of resolution at points in-between.

Table of Contents

Editor In-Chief Corner

East vs. West? More like East and West PDF
Yesha Y Sivan

Issue Editors' Corner

Virtual Worlds Asian Perspectives: a Landscape with Peaks and Valleys PDF
Kenneth Y T Lim

Research Papers

Escaping the World: A Chinese Perspective on Virtual Worlds PDF
David Kurt Herold
The Demographic Distribution and Social Experience of Chinese MMO Players PDF
Li Xiong
The Abyss Observatory - Designing for Remote Collaboration, Self-directed Discovery and Intuition Development in Multi-user Interactive 3D Virtual Environments PDF
Hajime Nishimura, Kenneth Y T Lim, Koji Koyamada
Assessment and Learning in the Virtual World: Tasks, Taxonomies and Teaching for Real PDF
Michael Vallance, Stewart M. Martin
Effects of Digital Game Play Among Young Singaporean Gamers: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study PDF
Dongdong Li, Hyekyung Choo, Angeline Khoo, Albert K. Liau

Assembled (rush to press papers)

Collaboration in Virtual Worlds: The Role of the Facilitator PDF
Benjamin G Wigert, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Imed Boughzala, Ikram Bououd


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