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Publications

This is a list of my most recent presentations and publications (over the last four years). The full list (as of September 2012), is available in this document.

Refereed journal papers

  1. Childs, M., Schnieders, H.L. and Williams, G. (2012) "This above all: to thine own self be true”: Ethical considerations and risks in conducting learning and teaching activities in immersive virtual worlds, Interactive Learning Environments, 20 (3) pp. 253-269
  2. Kuksa, I. and Childs, M. (2010) “But a walking shadow”: designing, performing and learning on the virtual stage, Learning, Media and Technology, 35 (3), pp. 275-291
  3. Childs, M. (2010) A conceptual framework for mediated environments, Educational Research 52, 2, June 2010, 197–213

Refereed book chapters

  1. Childs, M. (2012) The Future of Virtual Worlds, in M. Childs and G. Withnail (eds.), Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK Oxford: Interdisplinary.Net
  2. Childs, M. and Peachey, A. (2012) Love it or hate it: Students' responses to the experience of virtual worlds in M. Childs and G. Withnail (eds.), Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK Oxford: Interdisplinary.Net
  3. Childs, M. (2012) Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds: Keeping it Real?, in M. Childs and G. Withnail (eds.), Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK Oxford: Interdisplinary.Net
  4. Childs, M. (2011) Identity: a primer in A. Peachey and M. Childs (eds.) Reinventing Ourselves: Exploring Identity in Virtual Worlds, US: Springer, 13 - 32
  5. Ryan, M. and Childs, M. (2011) Chapter 13: Synthetic Societies or Pseudo Realities? Debating the Ethical Dilemmas of Second Life in D. Weir and N. Sultan (eds) From Critique to Action: The practical ethics of the organizational world, UK: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 254 - 272
  6. Childs, M. (2010) Analysis and description of education employing technological platforms: terminology, features and models, in L. Clouder and A. Bromage (eds) Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies, IGI Global, 978-1-61520-889-0, 46 - 60

Refereed other publications

1. Childs, M. (2012) Critical Friend Commentary on Simpson, O. “Technology-supported assessment for retention” in L. Clouder, C. Broughan, S. Jewell and G. Steventon (eds). Improving Student Engagement and Retention Through Assessment, UK: Routledge, 181 - 195

2. Childs, M. (2009) Critical Friend Commentary on Traxler, J. “Mobile Devices, Knowledge and Learning in iPED Research Network” in (ed.) Academic Futures: Inquiries into Higher Education and Pedagogy, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 207 - 208


Edited books

1. Childs, M. and Withnail, G. (eds.) (2012) Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK, Oxford: Interdisplinary.Net

2. Peachey, A. and Childs, M. (eds.) (2011) Reinventing Ourselves: Exploring Identity in Virtual Worlds, UK: London, Springer.

3. Childs, M., Schnieders, H.L. , van Parreeren, P. and Oomen, J. (eds.) (2009) DIVERSE Conference Proceedings 2007 and 2008, Haarlem; INHolland University

4. Calverley, G., and Childs, M. with Schnieders, H. L. (eds.) (2008) Video for education, Volume 1, ALT, UK: Manchester


Conference presentations

1. Childs, M. and Knudsen, A. (2012) “Singing the Body Electric: The Role of Embodiment and Identity in Creating and Performing Telepresence” Twelfth International DIVERSE Conference, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 3rd to 6th July, 2012

2. Childs, M. (2012) “Design for Dasein, personalising avatars for more effective learning”, Second Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, Interdisciplinary.Net, Prague, Czech Republic, 12th - 14th March, 2012

3. Peachey, A. and Childs, M. (2012) “The Undiscovered Country: Brave New Worlds Beyond Second Life”, Second Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, Interdisciplinary.Net, Prague, Czech Republic, 12th - 14th March 2012

4. Childs, M. and Sanders, R. (2011) "Thinking outside the box: exploring identity in an undergraduate programme" Innovative Research in Virtual Worlds, 2011 Conference, Coventry University, 3rd - 4th November 2011

5. Childs, M., Riis, M. and Nadolny, L. (2011) “Poetry in the raw”; the use of avatar names in the development of identity in virtual worlds, Researching Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments 2011, Open University, 21st to 22nd September, 2011

6. Childs, M. and Chen, Y-F. (2011) Roleplaying Disaster Management in Second Life, 11th International DIVERSE Conference, Dublin City University, 28th – 30th June, 2011

7. Childs, M. (2011) Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Student Success in Virtual Worlds: Why Rosa keeps dancing, Opening Keynote at SOLSTICE: Effective Practices: Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Student Success conference, Edge Hill University, 8th - 9th June 2011

8. Childs, M. and Peachey, A. (2011) Love it or Hate it: Students’ Responses to the Experience of Virtual Worlds, 1st Global Conference Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, 20th to 22nd March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

9. Riis, M., Childs, M., Dorland, E. and Heyden, R. (2011) Hats, HUDs, Wands and Weather: Building Activities for Engagement in Second Life, Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education Conference, Second Life, Friday, March 18th 2011

10. Childs, M. and Knudsen, A.C.S. (2011) Telepresence, Invited Speaker at Didaktikk og Teknologi, Lillehammer, Norway, 7th to 8th February, 2011

11. Thompson, W., Childs, M., Clement, T., Fitzpatrick, K., French, A. and Stahmer, C. (2011) Labor in the Digital Humanities Roundtable, 126th MLA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011 http://www.mla.org/conv_listings_details_print&prog_id=M022A abstract at http://fabtimes.net/citcafprrlabor/

12. Traxler, J., Bell, F., Black, A., Childs, M., Stead, G. and Wheeler, S. (2010) “Informal Ethics”, Online Educa Berlin, 16th International Conference on Technology-Supported Learning and Training, Dec 1st to 3rd, 2010

13. Traxler,J., Bell, F., Black, A., Childs, M., Royle, K. and Wheeler, S. (2010) “New bottles, old wine? A debate on the ethics of educational interventions in popular digital technologies”, Association for Learning Technology Conference "Into something rich and strange" - making sense of the sea-change Nottingham, UK, 7-9 September 2010

14. Childs, M. (2010) “Becoming virtual: presence and embodiment as prerequisites to learning in virtual worlds”, Association for Learning Technology Conference "Into something rich and strange" - making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK, 7-9, September 2010

15. Childs, M., Oliver, M. and Bate, S. (2010) “Providing feedback using audio: disseminating practice at Coventry from the Audio Supported Enhanced Learning (ASEL) project”, Association for Learning Technology Conference "Into something rich and strange" - making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK, 7-9, September 2010

16. Childs, M. and Pierpoint, S. (2010) “Virtual Bodies on a Virtual Stage: Findings ways to communicate concepts of virtual performance”, 10th DIVERSE Conference, July 6-8, 2010, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, USA

17. Childs, M., Smith, C., Lewis, P. and Brzezinska, K. (2010) “Video creation as an assessment tool: challenges & successes in foundation year group assignment in Engineering & Computing”, 10th DIVERSE Conference July 6-8, 2010, University of Southern Maine, Portland, MA, USA

18. Childs, M. and Peachey, A.L. (2010) Fur and Loathing in Second Life: Students’ concerns and resistance to learning in virtual worlds, Plymouth Elearning Conference: Learning Without Limits, 8 – 9 April, 2010

19. Childs, M. and Rowe, K. (2009) Virtual Theater History: Teaching with Theatron, 125th Modern Languages Association Convention, Philadelphia, Monday, 28 December 2009

20. Childs, M. and Kuksa, I. (2009) “Why are we in the floor?” Learning about Theatre Design in Second LifeTM, EDULEARN09 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona (Spain), 6th to 8th of July, 2009

21. Childs, M. (2009) "I just don’t get it!” Structuring Learning in Immersive Virtual Worlds, Ninth International DIVERSE Conference, Aberystwyth University, June 24th to 26th, 2009

22. Childs, M. (2009) “Wikis and twitters and blogs? Oh my!” Is web 2.0 a road schools should be going down?, Invited speaker at Coventry Region ICT Teachers' Conference, Coventry, June 9th, 2009

23. Chafer, J. and Childs, M. (2008) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Derezzed, ReLIVE 08 conference, 20th and 21st November, 2008, Open University,

24. Childs, M. (2008) Using a Mediated Environments Reference Model to evaluate learners’ experiences of Second Life, Sixth International Conference on Networked Learning, 5th & 6th May, 2008,

25. Childs, M. and Espinoza-Ramos, R.M. (2008) Students blending learner user preferences: matching student choices to institutional provision, Sixth International Conference on Networked Learning, 5th & 6th May, 2008, Halkidiki, Greece., http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/past/nlc2008/abstracts/PDFs/Childs_492-499.pdf




Refereed journal papers

1. Childs, M., Schnieders, H.L. and Williams, G. (2012) "This above all: to thine own self be true”: Ethical considerations and risks in conducting learning and teaching activities in immersive virtual worlds, Interactive Learning Environments, 20 (3) pp. 253-269

2. Kuksa, I. and Childs, M. (2010) “But a walking shadow”: designing, performing and learning on the virtual stage, Learning, Media and Technology, 35 (3), pp. 275-291

3. Childs, M. (2010) A conceptual framework for mediated environments, Educational Research 52, 2, June 2010, 197–213