The management and security of virtual world university campuses and teaching environments
Ellis, A, Jacobson, N & Rowe, S 2010, 'The management and security of virtual world university campuses and teaching environments', Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Toronto, Canada, 28 June-2 July, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, VA, pp. 445-454. ISBN: 1880094819
The successful operation of virtual world teaching, learning and social environments requires careful planning and management. This involves controlling a range of factors including entry, building and object permissions, role responsibilities, security of facilities, personal safety, emergency procedures and the development of a comprehensive risk management plan. There are many parallels between the management of real world campuses and those that can be created in the virtual world. This paper presents a discussion and critical review of virtual campus management issues and illustrates their application with examples from established university and university partnership environments created in the virtual world of Second Life®.