Vol 7, No 3 (2014)

Lantern - Part 2

Issue editors: Yesha Sivan, Metaverse-Labs Ltd, Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, Israel; Maged Kamel Boulos, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK; David Gefen, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Abhishek Kathuria, The University of Hong Kong

In this issue, we take a review lantern and shed some light on some of this field’s aspects. Clearly, we do not cover everything. We will often see shadows and not the full image. Ultimately, we hope to encourage further exploring of the field.

Table of Contents

Editor In-Chief Corner

Taking a Broader View by Looking Deeper PDF
Yesha Y. Sivan

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Virtual Worlds Enabling Distributed Collaboration PDF
Marko Hakonen, Petra M. Bosch-Sijtsema
Virtual Currencies, Micropayments and Monetary Policy: Where Are We Coming from and Where Does the Industry Stand? PDF
Ruy Alberto Valdes-Benavides, Paula Lourdes Hernandez-Verme
Meta-theoretic Assumptions and Bibliometric Evidence Assessment on 3-D Virtual Worlds as Collaborative Learning Ecosystems PDF
António Correia, Fernando Cassola, Diogo Azevedo, André Pinheiro, Leonel Morgado, Paulo Martins, Benjamim Fonseca, Hugo Paredes
Two Decades of Evolutionary Art Using Computational Ecosystems and Its Potential for Virtual Worlds PDF
Rui Filipe Antunes, Frederic Fol Leymarie, William Latham
Fostering Team Creativity in Virtual Worlds PDF
Pekka Alahuhta, Emma Nordbäck, Anu Sivunen, Teemu Surakka
Finding Healthcare Support in Online Communities: An Exploration of the Evolution and Efficacy of Virtual Support Groups PDF
Donna Z. Davis, Willemien Calitz

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