Vol 5, No 1 (2012)

Assembled (2012)

Issue editors:  David Kurt Herold, HK Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; Shailey Minocha, The Open University, UK; Natalia Rybas, Indiana University East, USA.

 The papers chosen for this assembled issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research all argue the need for further research into human engagement with virtual worlds and beyond a discussion of the affordances of virtual worlds and their limitations.

Table of Contents

Editor In-Chief Corner

Welcome to the First Issue of 2012 PDF
Yesha Y. Sivan

Issue Editors' Corner

An Assembled Issue PDF
David Kurt Herold

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Who is Portrayed in Second Life: Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? The Extent of Congruence Between Real Life and Virtual Identity PDF
Bernadett Koles, Peter Nagy
Samarita Ibanez: An Identity Journey from First Life to Second PDF
Samara Mamatovna Anarbaeva
Between Purpose and Method: A Review of Educational Research on 3D Virtual Worlds PDF
Sahoon H. Kim, Jiyeon Lee Lee, Michael K. Thomas
Second Life and Academia – Reframing the Debate between Supporters and Critics PDF
David Kurt Herold
How do People with Disability Use and Experience Virtual Worlds and ICT: A Literature Review PDF
Karen Stendal

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