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- Agile in Wonderland: implementing a virtual world workshop activity
- Parsons, David; Stockdale, Rosemary
- For immersive 3D environments to be useful for specialist teaching, their programming facilities must be powerful enough to enable educators to create flexible learning tools. In this paper we describe the creation of a virtual environment designed to be used to host a workshop activity based on agile software development. Following an initial assessment of some available virtual world tools, the Java-based 'Project Wonderland' was used to create a proof of concept for running the workshop. We discuss the features that were implemented and a number of significant issues encountered during the process. In the light of our experiences, we assess the utility of Project Wonderland as a tool for creating an immersive workshop activity and describe the future work that would be needed to enable a robust and useable environment to be developed.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
- Proceedings of 'Evolving boundaries and new frontiers: defining the IS discipline', the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2009), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 02-04 December 2009, pp. 55-63
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- 0806 Information Systems; 080609 Software Engineering
- Agile workshop; Educational tools; Immersive learning; Java; MUVE; Project Wonderland; Virtual communities; Virtual learning environments; Virtual worlds; Workshop development
- Australasian Association for Information Systems
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- This research was financially supported by the Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University.
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