General MUD research/ Background Information:

 

Contribution/Description

Summary

Author

Title

Source

Date

MUD background

Text as speaking, communication

Gives a background to MUDs, goes in-depth in explaining what people on MUDs do, how they communicate, MUD “speech”

Young, Jeffrey

Textuality in Cyberspace: MUDs and Written Experience

Princeton University

1994

Background on MUDs

Early MUD research

Research report covering the field of interactive, multi-user computer games- what is out there, what they are, etc

Bartle, R.

Interactive Multi-User Computer Games

http://www.mud.co.uk/richard/imucg0.htm

 

1990

Social aspects of MUDs

Early MUD research

The discussion of the culture that has developed with in the virtual worlds of MUDs, the people behind the culture, and its relationship to real life

Rosenberg, M.

Virtual Reality: Reflections of Life, Dreams, and Technology, An Ethnography

of a Computer Society.

http://www.ibiblio.org/dbarberi/papers/mud/

 

1992

 

 

 

MUDs/MOOs developed for educational purposes/classroom use:

 

Contribution/Description

Summary

Author

Title

Source

Date

Self-Motivated Learning

Educationally developed MUDs

Using MUDs in Foreign Language learning

Hudson, James

New Technologies for Foreign Language Learning

American Education Research Association 2000 Roundtable

2000

MOO

Educationally Developed

Classroom

Comparing 3 different classrooms around the US who have used MOOSE Crossing MOO

Bruckman, Amy

& Austine De Bonte

MOOSE Goes to School: A Comparison of Three Classrooms using a CSCL Environment

Proceedings of CSCL 97

1997

Educationally developed MUDs

MUD overview

Discusses the experiences and impact on learning of SpaceALIVE! MOO developed for students in Singapore

Looi, Chee-Kit

& Ang. D

A Multimedia-enhanced collaborative learning environment

Journal of Computer assisted Learning

2000

MUD/MOO use in school

Information for teachers on what MUD/MOOs are, how to connect and how to integrate into curriculum and classroom use

Turbee, Lonnie

Educational MOO: Text-Bsed Virtual Reality for Learning in Community

ERIC

1997

Educationally developed MUDs

ExploreNet is an Internet based multimedia MUD constructed specifically for educational experimentation

Moshell, J.M & Hughes, C.E.

The Virtual Academy: A Simulated Environment for

Constructionist Learning.

International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

1996

MOOs

Community Learning

MOOSE crossing explanation

Bruckman, A.

Community Support for Constructionist Learning

Computer Supported

Cooperative Work

1998

MOOs

Community learning

Bruckman’s doctoral thesis about MOOSE crossing

Bruckman, A

MOOSE Crossing: Construction, Community, and Learning in a

 Networked Virtual World for Kids

Unpublished doctoral dissertation, MIT

1997

MOOs for teaching in educational settings

Discusses the use of MOOs in education

Furst-Bow, J

MOOs for Teaching and Learning

TechTrends

1996

 

 

 

 

Social interaction/learning:

 

Contribution/Description

Summary

Author

Title

Source

Date

MOO

Social Relationships

Online relationships, relation to Real life relationships, similarities and differences

Parks, Malcolm R, Roberts, Lynne D.

Making MOOsic: The Development of Personal Relationships online and a Comparison to their off-line counterparts

Journal of Social & Personal Relationships

1998

Group interaction

Social learning

Interpersonal Skills

Social climate as it pertains to Expressiveness, Innovation, Independence, Self-Discovery, Group Cohesion, Leader Support, Task Orientation, Leader Control

Sempsey, J.J. & Johnston, D.A.

The Psychological Dynamics and Social Climate of

Text-Based Virtual Reality.

Journal of Virtual Environments

2000

Social interaction

MUD users as cultural group

Discusses cultural and social issues raised by interaction on MUDs. MUD usage forces users to deconstruct many of the cultural tools and understandings that form the basis of more conventional systems of interaction..,New systems are developed by users, enforcing “rules”..These new systems define those who use MUDs as a distinct cultural group

Reid, E.

Cultural Formations in Text-Based Virtual Realities.

Unpublished master’s thesis,

University of Melboune, Melbourne, Australia

1994

MOOs

Community learning

Bruckman’s doctoral thesis about MOOSE crossing

Bruckman, A

MOOSE Crossing: Construction, Community, and Learning in a

 Networked Virtual World for Kids

Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts

Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts

1997

Social aspects of MUDs

Early MUD research

The discussion of the culture that has developed with in the virtual worlds of MUDs, the people behind the culture, and its relationship to real life

Rosenberg, M.

Virtual Reality: Reflections of Life, Dreams, and Technology, An Ethnography

of a Computer Society.

http://www.ibiblio.org/dbarberi/papers/mud/

 

1992

 

 

 

Identity in MUDs:

 

Contribution/Description

Summary

Author

Title

Source

Date

Identity online

Finding your “space” on the internet- what and where is good for you

Bruckman, Amy

Finding One’s Own in Cyberspace

MIT Technology Review

1996

Roles on MUDs

Administration versus players on MUDs

Green, Brian

Mud Leadership and the Administration

Journal of Virtual Environments

1997

Group interaction

Social learning

Interpersonal Skills

Social climate as it pertains to Expressiveness, Innovation, Independence, Self-Discovery, Group Cohesion, Leader Support, Task Orientation, Leader Control

Sempsey, J.J. & Johnston, D.A.

The Psychological Dynamics and Social Climate of

Text-Based Virtual Reality.

Journal of Virtual Environments

2000

Social interaction

MUD users as cultural group

Discusses cultural and social issues raised by interaction on MUDs. MUD usage forces users to deconstruct many of the cultural tools and understandings that form the basis of more conventional systems of interaction..,New systems are developed by users, enforcing “rules”..These new systems define those who use MUDs as a distinct cultural group

Reid, E.

Cultural Formations in Text-Based Virtual Realities.

Unpublished master’s thesis,

University of Melboune, Melbourne, Australia

1994

 

 

 

Learning on MUDs:

 

Contribution/Description

Summary

Author

Title

Source

Date

Self-Motivated Learning

Educationally developed MUDs

Using MUDs in Foreign Language learning

Hudson, James

New Technologies for Foreign Language Learning

American Education Research Association 2000 Roundtable

2000

Learning Self-Efficacy through MUDs

Discusses how computer self efficacy, social self efficacy and generalized self efficacy are learned through interaction on MUDs

Lee, Kwan Min

MUD and Self Efficacy

Educational Media International

2000

Learning on MUDs

Transformative Learning

Adult learning as a socially embedded and socially constructed phenomenon…The testing of new assumptions and perspectives within a social context, and the construction and reconstruction of the meaning of their experiences

Smith, R & Farrell, P

“MUD Play”: A Transformative Learning Context.

Proceedings of the

Adult Education Resource Conference, Michigan, USA

2001

MUDs as learning environments

Community Learning

Using MUDs to learn programming, contructionist environments, MediaMOO

Bruckman, A.

Programming for Fun: MUDs as a Context for Collaborative Learning

ERIC

1994

MOOs

Learning on MOOs

MOOSE crossing explanation

Bruckman, A.

Community Support for Constructionist Learning

Computer Supported

Cooperative Work

1998