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[17 Dec 2009 | 0 Comments]
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The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VW-BPE) is a community-based conference that provides opportunities for participants of virtual worlds to share current teaching, learning and research practices in 3D virtual environments. Conference presentations focus on teaching/learning, scholarly... [More]

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[22 Nov 2009 | 0 Comments]

I think, SL is one of the best places to find great interview participants. I have done more than 20 large scale interviews in about one month. All participants gave me great inputs. Thank you~ Even though I done some small scale interviews before this one, I was still learning during each intervi... [More]

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[15 Nov 2009 | 0 Comments]

Thanks for everyone who helps me with my research in Second Life. Finally I clear my thought and would like to share my this research experience with you. :) If you plain to send out the survey request through the SL educational mailing list, use your academic email address. Even though you can f... [More]

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[9 Oct 2009 | 0 Comments]

Finally, I start my dissertation research in Second Life on Oct. 6th. Beside advisor, I also consulted with professors from educational research department, and statistic department. Thanks for everyone who helped me during the  preparation time. I use SurveyMonkey as my survey tool. My surv... [More]

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[22 Jul 2009 | 0 Comments]

  Check the place you are going to do your interview before you start to do the interview. (Assure your audio, where you are going to sit, surrounding sound…) Which avatar you are going to use can also influence your interview results. People react differently when they see different ... [More]

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[10 Jul 2009 | 0 Comments]

Do not add your interviewees as your friend first. Some of them think this is just a onetime event, so it is not necessary to be friends with you. When you set up the interview time, be sure that both parties understand the time. (Online activity participants might come from different time zones.... [More]

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[23 Jun 2009 | 0 Comments]

Survey Monkey is easy to use for doing research in the virtual world. However, some SL residents assume that survey monkey is spam or non-official survey when they cannot fine the real person’s information online. (Build your online profile to prove who you are before you start to do the resea... [More]

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[15 Jun 2009 | 0 Comments]

ALWAYS record SLurl! The best way to record where you have been is to record the time and date you were there, land name, land information, and at least one snapshot to remind you what the place looks like. Take as many snapshots as you can. If you think you will use these snapshots for research... [More]

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[22 May 2009 | 0 Comments]

Kristy in AM Radio’s art. 1. Know your computer. What kind of computer you are using, what kind of graphic card, and what kind of graphic environment you can get are really important for this research. When you think it is better to have a newer computer for doing research in Second Life, do ... [More]

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[3 May 2009 | 0 Comments]

  I love to take photos (snapshot) in Second Life. However, I also feel it is too noise to take photos. (I took more than 150 photos in an one hour event, think about it, if you keep hear that, won’t you feel annoying?)  I am glad that Torley’s new video teach me how to prevent this kind ... [More]