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New Arrival from TheJVWR: Pedagogy – Taking Stock and Looking Forward (part 1)

Volume 11, Number 3 (2018):
Pedagogy – Taking Stock and Looking Forward (Part 1)

Issue Editors: Kenneth Y. T. Lim, National Institute of Education, Singapore and Cátia Ferreira, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of a landmark issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, which was themed on ‘Pedagogy.’ Issue No. 1 in Vol. 2 of the journal was the fruition of a vision of the late Leslie Jarmon. Dr. Jarmon was a pioneer academic in the use of virtual worlds and immersive environments for learning.

This issue aims to document both the present and emerging state-of-the-art, covering the adoption, design, enaction, scaling and translation of immersive and/or mixed-reality environments for learning, and in other contexts of education.

Issue Editor Corner

Kenneth Y T Lim, Catia Ferreira

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Marginalized Urban Indigenous Youth and the Virtual World of Second Life: Understanding the Past and Building a Hopeful Future
Joe Cloutier

Designing Digital Badges to Improve Learning in Virtual Worlds
Joey R Fanfarelli

Student Perception of Open and Mobile Space Designs for Autonomous English Language Learning in Second Life
Dean Anthony Fabi Gui

The Game of Inventing: Ludic Heuristics, Ontological Play, and Pleasurable Research
Jacob Steven Euteneuer

A Teaching Method Based on Virtual Worlds and Mastery Learning
Felipe Becker Nunes, Aliane Loureiro Krassmann, Liane Margarida Rockenbach Tarouco, José Valdeni De Lima

Representations of Novice Conceptions with Learner-Generated Augmentation: A Framework for Curriculum Design with Augmented Reality
Kenneth Y T Lim, Kelvin H.-C. Chen, Sheau-Wen Lin, Jong-Chin Huang, Kristal S-E Ng, Joel J L Ng, Yifei Wang, Nicholas Woong

More from The JVWR

Jvwresearch.org is now JVWR.net
As part of the 2019 upgrade, we have moved the site to JVWR.net
The corresponding domain is still @ jvwresearch.org

This symbolizes the re-emphasis on our community and network.
This is an ongoing process that includes many aspects. For now, the main site domain is jvwr.net
Our backend publishing system remains the same.

This publication is also an opportunity to let you know that we have extended the deadline for our 2019 Q2 issue on Impact of Immersive Environments – till January 7th, 2019. Please upload your abstracts to the system via our homepage (upper right.)

The first issue of 2019 will be Part 2 of Pedagogy – Taking Stock and Looking Forward. We will publish the next annual Assembled issue, part of #TheJVWR well-known Assembled series, in Q3/2019. This series is a place for various papers, on the topic of the journal, collected during the preceding year. You are invited to upload your research paper at any time to our system (register here), and it will be considered as a candidate for publication in 2019.

Each JVWR issue is managed by one managing Issue Editor with an option for 2-3 co-editors. The managing issue editor is the prime contact person and the leader behind it. Issue editors take full charge of one issue.

If you are interested, please visit For Issue Editors page to learn more about becoming a JVWR editor, and send us a word.

It is also an invitation to explore our previous publications and contribute as authors or as editors of future special issues.

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Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research