The Metaverse Assembled (2013)

The JVWR, Volume 6, No. 1

Published: April 29, 2013

The editorial team for this issue includes:

Leonel Morgado, INESC TEC (formerly INESC Porto), UTAD – University of Trás-os-Montes Alto Douro
Nelson Zagalo, University of Minho, Portugal

In this issue, you will find selected papers from Slactions 2012 as well as other papers from 2012.

Papers about: Language Learning Anxiety, Management Practice in virtual worlds (AKA vManagement), Weight Management for Young People, The Effect of Group Influence on Individual Choices (recap of the Asch’s 1951 experiment), Technical setup of OpenSimulator, and Virtual Archaeology.

Original Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Managing Editor Corner

Welcome to the First Issue of 2013

Yesha Y. Sivan

Research Papers

Language Learning in Virtual Worlds: The Role of Foreign Language and Technical Anxiety

Scott John Grant, Hui Huang, Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou

vManagement: Initial Exploration of Management Practice

Susan Wurtz, Dale Cyphert, Leslie K. Duclos

Virtual Worlds as a Tool to Facilitate Weight Management for Young People

Michael James Taylor, Dave Taylor, Myutan Kulendran, Paul Gately, Ara Darzi

Do As We Do, Not As You Think: The Effect of Group Influence on Individual Choices in a Virtual Environment

Rebecca Rayburn-Reeves, Jennifer Wu, Sara Wilson, Beth Kraemer, and Philipp Kraemer

Architecting Scalable Academic Virtual World Grids: A Case Utilizing OpenSimulator

Charles J. Lesko, Yolanda A. Hollingsworth

Virtual Archaeology in Second Life and OpenSimulator

Luís Miguel Sequeira, Leonel Morgado