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3V Concept

The 3V Model: Virtuality, veracity and values:

Exploring between virtual and real worlds

With the emergence and popularity of online social networking technologies (Web 2.0) students are exploring new concepts of self, identity and community both in real and virtual spaces. New theories are necessary to develop social policy responses, including those of educational systems and institutions, to the consequences of these new conceptualisations.
Simon Atkinson, with support from Kevin Burden (University of Hull), developed  an original conceptual model, the 3V model, to assist in the interpretation of existing theory, illustrated through an exploration of higher education students’ concept of identity in the interface between the ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ worlds. The intention is to explore whether the theoretical and methodological instruments available within the broader Social Sciences are adequate to examine emerging notions of identity.

Kevin asks Simon about the development of the model during the EDUCAUSE 2009 Conference in Denver. Listen to the Podcasts here.
Our emergent model outlines a set of complex assumptions concerning the concept of the “real-virtual” interface; it presents an internal structure to this realm and provides a framework for further empirical study.

3v Conceptual Model
3V Model

Original ASCILITE 2007 Paper is available here:

Atkinson S. & Burden K. (2007). Virtuality, veracity and values: Exploring between virtual and real worlds using the 3V model. In ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ascilite Singapore 2007.

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