[CITAMS] Assembled 2018 (Part 2) is released! The newest issue of the Journal for Virtual Worlds Research

Tzafnat Shpak tzafnat.shpak at jvwresearch.org
Wed Aug 1 06:40:23 EDT 2018

The second part of TheJVWR Assembled 2018 includes five studies
demonstrating rigor over a vast variety of themes tethered to Virtual World
2018 (Part 2)*
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We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of
Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):
  Volume 11, Number 2 (2018): Assembled 2018 (Part 2)

Issue Editors: *Angie Cox*, Trident University International; *Edgardo
Donovan*, Trident University International; *Miao Feng*, NORC at the
University of Chicago; *Felipe Nunes*, Federal University of Rio Grande do
Sul, Brazil.

The second part of Assembled 2018 includes five studies demonstrating rigor
over a vast variety of themes tethered to Virtual World use. Studying VR/AR
technologies use & development, examining online storytelling forum threads
in WoW, analyzing Africans’ representation in video games, investigating
business and English classes’ use of Multiplayer-Online Games, and testing
the use of a mixed reality environment with undergraduate special education
students. This issue has been crafted to meet the expectations of
researchers and practitioners.

Issue Editor Corner

Angie Marie Cox, Edgardo Donovan, Miao Feng, Felipe Nunes
Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Dreaming the Virtual: How Lucid Dream Practice Can Inform VR Development
Kevin Healey

Virtual Sense of Community in a World of Warcraft® Storytelling Open Forum
Dean Anthony Fabi Gui

Representations of Africans in Popular Video Games in the U.S
Rebecca Y. Bayeck, Tutaleni I. Asino, Patricia A. Young

Gaming the Performance: Massively Multiplayer Online Games and Performance
Outcomes in English and Business Courses
Papia Bawa, Sunnie Lee Watson, William Watson

Mixed-Reality Teaching Experiences Improve Preservice Special Education
Students’ Perceptions of their Ability to Manage a Classroom
Melissa E. Hudson, Karen S. Voytecki, Guili Zhang

More from JVWR
This publication is also an opportunity to let you know that we have opened
a new Call for Papers
(CfP) for our next issue on *Pedagogy - Taking Stock and Looking Forward* -
a special ten year perspective issue on pedagogy and learning in immersive
environments, to be led by *Dr. Kenneth Y T Lim*, from Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore.

It is also an invitation to explore JVWR’s previous issues
on our website, and contribute as authors or even as editors of future
special issues. Issue editors take full charge of one issue.

Q1 of each year is marked by the publication of another issue of our famous
*Assembled* series which is a place for various papers, on the topic of the
journal, collected during the preceding year. Feel free to upload your
research paper at any time to our system (register here
and it will be considered as a candidate for publication on Q1 2019.

Each issue is managed by one managing Issue Editor with an option for 2-3
co-editors. The managing issue editor is the prime contact person and the
leader behind it.

If you are interested, please visit For Issue Editors
page to learn more about becoming a JVWR editor, and send us a word.

Things you can do:

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*Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan* Editor In-Chief
  *The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research*
http://jvwresearch.org <https://www.jvwresearch.org/>

Assembled 2018 (Part 2)
Vol. 11, No. 2
*Copyright © 2018 Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, All rights reserved.*
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