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Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions (2018)
Book
Falconer, L., & Gil Ortega, M. (2018). L. Falconer, & M. C. Gil Ortega (Eds.), Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions. New York: Nova Science Publishers

Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions explores the rich and fascinating topic of virtual worlds by bringing together research findings and discussion pieces from an international group of leading practitioners in the field. The... Read More about Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions.

Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology (2018)
Book Chapter
Falconer, L., & Scott, C. (2018). Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology. In L. Falconer, & M. C. Gil Ortega (Eds.), Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions, 1-38. Nova Science Publishers

This chapter discusses a project to construct a simulation of Avebury Henge, a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age monument in the SW of the U.K., in a 3D, virtual world environment, and to use phenomenological and phenomenographic methods for its evalua... Read More about Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology.

Forensic science in a virtual world (2018)
Book Chapter
Morton, C. (2018). Forensic science in a virtual world. In L. Falconer, & M. C. Gil Ortega (Eds.), Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions, 169-200. Nova Science Publishers

Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016, October). Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences. Presented at Mindtrek 2016

Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega, Senior teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, Senior Lecturer in Innovative Pedagogy and Programme Leader for the Masters in Education in Virtual Worlds at the Education Innovation Centre of the Univer... Read More about Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences.

Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., Sumpter, J., Shand, M., & Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016, June). Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities. Presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

This workshop will describe and demonstrate the reconstruction of an ancient landscape in a virtual environment as a means to facilitate collaborative learning. The virtual landscape, a reconstruction of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire circa 2,300 BCE, wi... Read More about Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities.

Foundations Spanish (2016)
Book
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016). Foundations Spanish. Palgrave Macmillan

New full colour edition of this bestselling beginners' classroom text now including video and an interactive e-book with each print copy. Foundation Languages courses are tailor-made for IWLPs in the HE sector, with lively exercises, integrated pair-... Read More about Foundations Spanish.

Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2015, May). Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL. Paper presented at Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Changing the Face of Learning; Special Conference Stream within The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project: 5th Global Meeting

Innovation@UWE Island in Second Life, home of the MA Education in Virtual Worlds, is an example of pedagogical innovation that capitalizes on what virtual worlds have to offer to social aspects of teaching and learning. In this distance learning prog... Read More about Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL.

Exploring innovation in education (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J., Shand, M., Gil Ortega, M. C., & Green, J. (2015, April). Exploring innovation in education. Poster presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2015

The e-poster highlighted our presence in virtual worlds and the various simulations that run across the university in undergraduate, postgraduate and research contexts.

Virtual tour: Simulations at UWE (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2015, March). Virtual tour: Simulations at UWE. Presented at VWBPE Post-conference Virtual World Explorations

Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home (2014)
Book Chapter
Gil Ortega, M. C., & Falconer, L. (2014). Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home. In P. Blessinger, J. Anchan, & B. Cozza (Eds.), Proceedings of 2nd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference: Innovative Learning Scapes, E-scapes, Playscapes and More, 57. HETL

Distance learning programmes are becoming increasingly popular in higher education. Overcoming feelings of isolation that may occur due to the little support available, the few possibilities of social interaction and the inexistent campus atmosphere... Read More about Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home.

The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., & Gil Ortega, M. C. (2014, March). The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments. Paper presented at 4th Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

The MA Education in Virtual Worlds is an entirely online programme that facilitates the study of virtual world environments as places where learning can take place. The synchronous tutorials, workshops and seminar sessions all take place in the virt... Read More about The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments.