Using virtual world technology to deliver educational services

Macaulay, Linda A, Keeling, Kathleen, Keeling, Debbie, Mitchell, Cliff and Tan, Yin Leng (2012) Using virtual world technology to deliver educational services. In: Macaulay, Linda, Miles, Ian, Wilby, Jennifer, Tan, Yin Leng, Zhao, Liping and Theodoulidis, Babis (eds.) Case studies in service innovation. Service science: research and innovations in the service economy . Springer, New York, pp. 125-128. ISBN 9781461419716

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Despite increasing educational use of immersive virtual environments for seminars, lectures and teaching related events, there is an absence of ceremonial events such as graduation. Graduation is not simply an ‘event’ but a cultural practice, a ritual, marking alife-transition point and public recognition of achievement. This case study reports a recent innovation in the delivery of educational services in which university students take part in an official graduation using the virtual world technology, Second Life (http://​www.​secondlife.​com). This case study has previously been reported in Keeling et al., 2009.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Debbie Keeling
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 08:06
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 08:06
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