We are happy to announce the new publication of The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research:
Volume 5, Number 2: Asian Perspectives
The editorial team for this issue:
- Kenneth Y T Lim, National Institute of Education, Singapore
- Young Hoan Cho, National Institute of Education, Singapore
- Michael Vallance, Future University, Hakodate, Japan
East vs. West? More like East and West. There is a lot the West and the East can learn from each other. Virtual worlds are perhaps one of the best examples. China, Singapore, Korea and Japan all present different approaches to virtual life. Technical and social norms reshape each other. These unique Asian perspectives about virtual worlds were the seed for this issue.
In this issue you will find perspectives from East Asia and Southeast Asia; the contrasts and comparisons are at once diverse and revealing.
Managing Editor Corner:
- East vs. West? More like East and West
Yesha Y. Sivan
Issue Editors’ Corner:
- Escaping the World: A Chinese Perspective on Virtual Worlds
David Kurt Herold
- The Demographic Distribution and Social Experience of Chinese MMO Players
- The Abyss Observatory – Designing for Remote Collaboration, Self-directed Discovery and Intuition Development in Multi-user Interactive 3D Virtual Environments
Hajime Nishimura, Kenneth Y T Lim, Koji Koyamada
- Assessment and Learning in the Virtual World: Tasks, Taxonomies and Teaching for Real
Michael Vallance, Stewart M. Martin
- Effects of Digital Game Play Among Young Singaporean Gamers: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study
Dongdong Li, Hyekyung Choo, Angeline Khoo, Albert K. Liau
- Collaboration in Virtual Worlds: The Role of the Facilitator
Benjamin G Wigert, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Imed Boughzala, Ikram Bououd
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- Our next issue Managerial and Commercial Applications will be led by Shu Schiller, from Wright State University, USA
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Wishing you all an interesting reading in this special “Asian Perspectives” issue, and a joyful journey in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research,
Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
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