Virtual Worlds: The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Intersections


Virtual Worlds: The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Intersections


Edited by Paul Jerry and Nancy Tavares-Jones

Year: 2016

Format: eBook (PDF)

The specialization of virtual worlds into virtual reality and augmented reality are highlighted within this publication. The Gartner Hype cycle has helped us to review how virtual worlds have refined into more specialized fields, and this publication highlights some of that research.

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Over the past five years, virtual worlds have developed into more specialised niches and targeted growth areas; specifically into the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality.  Within this publication, you will find papers which highlight how virtual worlds have refined into these specializations, and the research that supports these defined fields. Papers that highlight ecological augmented reality, mobile learning, analgesia testing are just some of the topics that highlight the specializations found within this year’s conference presentations.

Paul Jerry and Nancy Tavares-Jones

A Review of Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Conference Themes: What are We Saying? How are We Changing?
Paul Jerry and Nancy Tavares-Jones

The Concept of Creativity and Professional Development within 13 Immersive Teaching Experience
Ridvan Ata

Virtual Environments for Pain Alleviation
Joanna Piskorz and Marcin Czub

Exploring the Pathways of Adaptation: Avatar 3D Animation Procedures and Virtual Reality Arenas in Research of Human Courtship Behaviour and Sexual Reactivity in Psychological Research
Jakub Binter, Kateřina Klapilová, Tereza Zikánová,
Tommy Nilsson, Klára Bártová, Lucie Krejčová,
Renata Androvičová, Jitka Lindová, Denisa Průšová,
Timothy Wells, and Daniel Riha

Tools for Perceptual Learning: Ecological Augmented Reality
Vicente Raja

Augmented Reality Learning: Pedagogical Aspects and Technologies for a Future Methodological Framework
Corrado Petrucco and Daniele Agostini

Physiological Responses to Virtual Spaces: Exploring the Oculus Rift and the Experience of Virtual Simulation Illness
Paul Jerry

Paul Jerry is Professor, and Director and Chair of the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Athabasca University. He was a core member of the original development team that produced Canada’s first distance/distributed graduate degree in counselling psychology, which opened in 2001. Some of his early publications represent the first Canadian discussions of the implementation of web-based teaching and adult virtual pedagogy in this field. He is a Registered Psychologist maintaining a clinical practice in rural Alberta, Canada. He has been a resident and researcher of Second Life since 2010.

Nancy Tavares-Jones is a Master of Counselling graduate from Athabasca University. Her research interests include psychometric assessments and their applications, psychoanalytic theory, traumatology, personality theory, and the concept of ‘identity’ in actual and virtual worlds. She has her own psychotherapy practice in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has been a resident and researcher of Second Life since 2011.