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Issue No.02 - March/April (2009 vol.11)
pp: 34-41
Dawn Owens , University of Nebraska at Omaha
Alanah Davis , University of Nebraska at Omaha
John D. Murphy , University of Nebraska at Omaha
Deepak Khazanchi , University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ilze Zigurs , University of Nebraska at Omaha
Virtual worlds provide technology capabilities that could transform education, communication and collaboration, and project management. Virtual spaces resemble the real world but without its physical limitations. Innovative companies and educational institutions are already finding ways to incorporate VW technology into their organizations. A VW research project conducted in Second Life highlights these new environments' unique technology capabilities. Such capabilities can provide richer, immersive, engaging environments to help overcome traditional barriers to virtual collaboration. By understanding this research, businesses interested in taking advantage of VWs can gain a greater appreciation of the opportunities and challenges involved.
virtual worlds, virtual teams, virtual-world project management, Second Life, VW
Dawn Owens, Alanah Davis, John D. Murphy, Deepak Khazanchi, Ilze Zigurs, "Real-World Opportunities for Virtual- World Project Management", IT Professional, vol.11, no. 2, pp. 34-41, March/April 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.35
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