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Allison , C , Campbell , A , Davies , C J , Dow , L , Kennedy , S , McCaffery , J P , Miller , A H D , Oliver , I A & Perera , G I U S 2012 , ' Growing the use of Virtual Worlds in Education : an OpenSim Perspective ' . in M Gardner , F Garnier & C D Kloos (eds) , Proceedings of the 2nd European Immersive Education Summit : EiED 2012 . E-iED , Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática , Madrid, Spain , pp. 1-13 , 2nd European Immersive Education Summit , Paris , France , 26-27 November .

Blascovich, Jim, and Jeremy Bailenson. 2012. Infinite Reality: the Hidden Blueprint of our Virtual Lives. New York: William Morrow.

Cudworth, Ann Latham. 2014. Virtual World Design Creating Immersive Virtual Environments. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Dede C. 2009. "Immersive Interfaces for Engagement and Learning". Science (New York, N.Y.). 323 (5910): 66-9.

Duncan, Ishbel, Alan Miller, and Shangyi Jiang. 2012. "A Taxonomy of Virtual Worlds Usage in Education". British Journal of Educational Technology. 43 (6): 949-964.

Klein, Amarolinda Zanela, Angilberto Freitas, Lisiane Machado, José Carlos da Silva Freitas Junior, Paulo Gaspar Graziola and Eliane Schlemmer. "The Use of Virtual Worlds in Management Education: An Investigation of Current Practices in Second Life," International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education

Krauss, Dan, Andrew Lauren, Stephan Paternot, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Jonathan Shukat, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, and Justin Melland. 2012. Life 2.0. New York: Virgil Films & Entertainment.

Piñeiro-Escoriaza, Juan Carlos, Peter Schieffelin Brauer, Victor Piñeiro-Escoriaza, and David Byrne. 2009. Second Skin. Los Angeles: Liberation Entertainment.

Steils N., Tombs G., Mawer M., Savin-Baden M., and Wimpenny K. 2014. "Implementing the Liquid Curriculum: the Impact of Virtual World Learning on Higher Education". Technology, Pedagogy and Education.

Turkle, Sherry. 2011. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Nelson, Brian C., and Benjamin E. Erlandson. 2012. Design for Learning in Virtual Worlds. New York: Routledge.

Wang, Tsung Juang. 2011. "Educating Avatars: On Virtual Worlds and Pedagogical Intent". Teaching in Higher Education. 16 (6): 617-628.



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