Creative Collaboration in Online Worlds is a yearlong study conducted with a grant from the National Science Foundation to learn how players collaborate, teach and learn in virtual worlds. The study focuses on The University of There, a player-run virtual university within the virtual world There.com. We have been participating in classes and other events, attending staff meetings, and interviewing staff, students and faculty. The findings will be released in a series of papers, the first of which was presented at DiGRA 2009 in London in October of 2009. The paper can be found here.
Celia Pearce, Principal Investigator
Graduate Research Assistants
Pauline Chan (Spring-Summer 2009)
Katherine Mancuso (Summer-Fall 2008)