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Australia and New Zealand
Virtual Worlds Working Group
The Australian and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) was established in November 2009. The VWWG assists in facilitating collaborative research into virtual worlds, identifying research gaps/needs and assists in providing information on best practices in the use of virtual worlds for teaching and learning. There are currently approximately 200 members from 54 higher education institutions from Australia and New Zealand. The group meets monthly and is open to higher institution educators who have an interest in teaching and learning in virtual worlds.
Learn a little about the VWWG (this video was recorded in December 2011): http://youtu.be/kKD5cF_UBgw
Australian and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) began in
November 2009 with 10 members from the DEHub consortium (University of
New England, University of Southern Queensland, Charles Sturt
University, Central Queensland University and six months later, Massey
University). Early in 2010 the VWWG decided to open up the group to all
higher education institutions across Australia. By the end of the year,
this included New Zealand. The VWWG now includes members of the VET
(Vocational Education and Training) who are teaching and researching in
the areas of virtual worlds. The VWWG has a membership of approximately
200 members with educators and researchers in a variety of disciplines.
Members range from teaching or research academics, Research Higher
Degree candidates, project managers, virtual world builders and
developers, and educators in the VET sector. Almost all higher
education institutions from Australia and New Zealand are represented
in the group.