Virtual Professional Experience
Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with
VirtualPrex is a mechanism whereby pre-service teachers can gain skills, confidence and techniques to support their real life professional experience prior to practicum by the use of virtual worlds.
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|Report - VirtualPREX Final OLT Report
Gregory, S., Dalgarno, B., Crisp, G., Reiners, T., Masters, Y., Dreher, H., & Knox, V. (2013). VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers. [Final Report]. Sydney, Australia: Office for Learning & Teaching. Available from http://www.olt.gov.au/resource-virtualprex-assessment
Masters, Y., Gregory, S., Reiners, T., Knox, V., & Dalgarno, B. (in press) VirtualPREX: Developing teaching skills in Second Life. In C. DeCoursey & S. Garrett (Eds.), Studies in Virtual World Learning and Practice. Oxford, UK: Inter-disciplinary Press.
Masters, Y., Gregory, S., Dalgarno, B., Reiners, T., & Knox, V. (Editors' acceptance). VirtualPREX – providing virtual professional experience for pre-service teachers. Submitted for inclusion in S. Gregory, M.J.W. Lee, B. Dalgarno, & B. Tynan (Eds.), (forthcoming). Virtual worlds in online and distance education.
Reiners, T., Gregory, S., & Knox V. (Editors' acceptance). Virtual Bots, their influence on virtual worlds and how they can increase immersion in VirtualPREX. Submitted for inclusion in S. Gregory, M.J.W. Lee, B. Dalgarno, & B. Tynan (Eds.), (forthcoming). Virtual worlds in online and distance education.
Masters, Y., Gregory, S., Dalgarno, B., Reiners, T., & Knox, V. (2012). Branching out through VirtualPREX: Enhancing teaching in Second Life. In P. Jerry, Y. Masters & N. Tavares-Jones (Eds.), Utopia and a Garden Party (pp. 57-70). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press. . ISBN: 978-1-84888-140-2. https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/diversity-and-recognition/utopia-and-a-garden-party
Gregory, S., & Masters, Y. (2012). Comparison of Role-Plays in a Virtual World. In P. Jerry, Y. Masters & N. Tavares-Jones (Eds.), Utopia and a Garden Party (pp. 45-56). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-140-2. https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/diversity-and-recognition/utopia-and-a-garden-party
Masters, Y., & Gregory, S. (2011). Second Life and Higher Education: New Opportunities for Teaching and Learning. In P. Jerry & L. Lindsay (Eds.), Experiential learning in virtual worlds: Opening an undiscovered country (pp. 137-146). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-075-7. https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/digital-humanities/experiential-learning-in-virtual-worlds
Masters, Y., & Gregory, S. (2013). Second Life: A novice/expert teaching and learning tale. In J. Willems, B. Tynan and R. James (Eds.), Education 2011 to 2021 - Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance (pp. 488–513). IGI Global, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global).
Gregory S. (2011). Collaboration through virtual worlds in Australia and New Zealand higher education institutions. Learning Technology Newsletter 13(4). http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/october2011/IEEE-LT-Oct11.htm
Refereed Conference Papers
Gregory, S., Dalgarno, B., Campbell, M., Reiners, T., Knox, V., & Masters, Y. (2011). Changing directions through VirtualPREX: engaging pre-service teachers in virtual professional experience. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown, & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. (pp. 491-501). http://www. leishman -associates.com.au/ascilite2011/downloads/papers/GregoryS-full.pdf
Reiners, T., Gregory, S., & Dreher, H. (2011). Educational assessment in virtual environments. In J.D. Yorke (Ed.), Meeting the Challenges. Proceedings of the ATN Assessment Conference 2011 (pp. 132-140), 20-21 October, Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University. http://otl.curtin.edu.au/atna2011/files/ATNA_2011_Proceedings.pdf
Dron, J., Reiners, T., & Gregory, S. (2011). Manifestations of hard and soft technologies in immersive spaces. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (pp. 1895-1905). Presented at the E-Learn 2011, Hawaii. http://www.virtualclassrooms.info/papers/elearn-dronreinersgregory.pdf
Gregory, S., & Gregory, B. (2011). Do virtual worlds have a role in increasing student engagement as measured by their higher academic grades? In M. Docherty & M. Hitchcock (Eds.), CreateWorld 2011 Proceedings (pp. 40–50). Brisbane: Griffith University. http://auc.edu.au/media/cw11/CreateWorld_2011_Proceedings.pdf
Knox, V., & Gregory, S. (2012). The creation of the VirtualPREX classrooms: An immersive and interactive space for experiential learning. Future Challenges – Sustainable Futures: ascilite2012. Wellington, New Zealand, November 2012.
Masters, Y., Dalgarno, B., & Gregory, S. (2012). Designing and recording machinima to illustrate professional practice scenarios. Future Challenges – Sustainable Futures: ascilite2012. Wellington, New Zealand, November 2012.
Gregory, S. (2012). Adults learning in a virtual world. ITs Time Conference (pp. 1–9). Presented at the ACEC2012, Perth. http://acec2012.acce.edu.au/sites/acec2012.acce.edu.au/files/proposal/205/Adult%20Learning%20in%20a%20Virtual%20World%20GREGORY.pdf
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