Virtual World Watch (VWW) was a project that ran from 2007 to 2012. The main purpose of VWW was to find academics in the UK who were using virtual worlds, and to find out how and why their use of such technology worked (or didn’t).
To 2011, VWW was funded – either as a compiler of stand-alone reports, or as a more holistic information service – by the Eduserv Foundation. Since 2011, the service was largely unfunded and produced a few more stand-alone reports, making 13 in total. VWW also presented at several academic events; the slide decks from some are on Slideshare.
These were ten survey-based reports, the aim being to gain some kind of ‘snapshot’ of virtual world use in UK Higher and Further Education for that time.
Virtual World Watch also produced three non-snapshot reports.
|1||2008||“Measuring” the Impact of Second Life for Educational Purposes.|
|2||2009||Choosing virtual worlds for use in teaching and learning in UK higher education.|
|3||2010||Zen and the Art of Avatar Maintenance.|