Assembled 2019

The JVWR, Volume 12, No. 3

Published: December 13, 2019

JVWR Assembled 2019 cover Vol 12 No 3

Issue editors:

Angie Cox, Trident University International, Cypress, CA, USA, (Prime)

Felipe Becker Nunes, Antonio Meneghetti College, Santa Maria, RS – Brazil

Miao Feng, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA

Jason Coley, Maria College, Albany, New York, USA

The Journal of Virtual World Research Assembled 2019 issue, presents six striking studies that spread over a plethora of subjects, all aimed to expand the Virtual World knowledge bank for the benefit of practitioners and academics alike. These studies broaden the understanding of a Virtual World user’s experience associated with presence and immersion, governance within the worlds, learning success mechanisms, as well as users’ interactions and relationships. Each of these topics provides traction in obtaining the highest advances in the application of Virtual Worlds within society.

Original call: CfP – Assembled 2019

Issue Editors’ Corner

Editorial Assembled 2019

Angie Marie Cox, Felipe Becker Nunes, Miao Feng, Jason Coley

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

User Characteristics, Trait vs. State Immersion, and Presence in a First-Person Virtual World

Lynna J. Ausburn, Jon Martens, Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ina Agnew, Robert Dionne, Floyd B. Ausburn

Augmented Reality Plant & Animal Cells: Design and Evaluation of an Educational Augmented Reality Application

Malek El Kouzi, Omar Bani-Taha, Victoria McArthur

Extending the self: Player-avatar relations and presence among U.S. and Chinese gamers

Zhenyang Luo, David Westerman, Jaime Banks

GaeltechVR: Measuring the Impact of an Immersive Virtual Environment to Promote Situated Identity in Irish Language Learning

Naoise Collins, Brian Vaughan, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardner

Fast Cars and Fast Learning: Using Virtual Reality to Learn Literacy and Numeracy in Prison

Jimmy McLauchlan, Helen Farley

The Proto-Governance of Minecraft Servers

Louis Rolfes, Kathrin Passig