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    • Augmented learning roads for internet routing 

      McCaffery, John Philip; Miller, Alan Henry David; Oliver, Iain Angus; Allison, Colin (IEEE, 2014-10) - Conference item
      As the Internet continues to establish itself as a utility, like power, transport or water, it becomes increasingly important to provide an engaging educational experience about its operation for students in related STEM ...
    • A case study in user support for managing OpenSim based multi user learning environments 

      Perera, Galhenage Indika Udaya Shantha; Miller, Alan Henry David; Allison, Colin (2017) - Journal article
      Immersive 3D Multi User Learning Environments (MULE) have shown sufficient success to warrant their consideration as a mainstream educational paradigm. These are based on 3D Multi User Virtual Environment platforms (MUVE), ...
    • Collaborative and evolutionary ontology development & its application in IM system for enhanced presence 

      Zhai, Ying (University of St Andrews, 2012-08-28) - Thesis
      This research contributes to the field of ontology-based semantic matching techniques and also to the field of Instant Messaging (IM) based enhanced presence. It aims to achieve a mutually beneficial development of two ...
    • A digital museum infrastructure for preserving community collections from climate change 

      Cassidy, Catherine Anne; Fabola, Adeola Ezekiel; Miller, Alan Henry David; Oliver, Iain Angus (Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, 2017-07-01) - Conference item
      Climate change poses a real and present threat to cultural heritage. Responses to climate change have focussed on strategies for prevention and physical protection. Developments in technology have made possible a new type ...
    • An evaluation of user support strategies for managed learning in a multi user virtual environment 

      Perera, Galhenage Indika Udaya Shantha (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
      The management of online learning environments so that they are effective and efficient presents a significant challenge for institutions and lecturers due to the complexity of requirements in the learning and teaching ...
    • Exploratory learning for wireless networking 

      Sturgeon, Thomas (University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis
      This dissertation highlights the importance of computer networking education and the challenges in engaging and educating students. An exploratory learning approach is discussed with reference ...
    • Exploring canons and cathedrals with Open Virtual Worlds : The recreation of St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Day, 1318 

      Kennedy, Sarah Elizabeth; Fawcett, Richard; Miller, Alan Henry David; Sweetman, Rebecca Jane; Dow, Lisa; Campbell, Anne; Oliver, Iain Angus; McCaffery, John Philip; Allison, Colin (IEEE, 2013-10) - Conference item
      St Andrews Cathedral is located on the East Coast of Scotland. Construction started in 1160 and spanned Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. It was consecrated in 1318, four years after the battle of Bannockburn in ...
    • From Metaverse to MOOC : Can the Cloud meet scalability challenges for Open Virtual Worlds? 

      Oliver, Iain Angus; Miller, Alan Henry David; McCaffery, John Philip; Davies, Christopher John; Allison, Colin (iED, 2013-06) - Conference item
      The use of immersive 3D virtual worlds for education continues to grow due to their potential for creating innovative learning environments and their enormous popularity with students. However, scalability remains a major ...
    • Growing the use of Virtual Worlds in education : an OpenSim perspective 

      Allison, Colin; Campbell, Anne; Davies, Christopher John; Dow, Lisa; Kennedy, Sarah; McCaffery, John Philip; Miller, Alan Henry David; Oliver, Iain Angus; Perera, Galhenage Indika Udaya Shantha (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática, 2012-11-25) - Conference item
      The growth in the range of disciplines that Virtual Worlds support for educational purposes is evidenced by recent applications in the fields of cultural heritage, humanitarian aid, space exploration, virtual laboratories ...
    • How the Web was Won : Keeping the computer networking curriculum current with HTTP/2 

      Allison, Colin; Bakri, Hussein (IEEE, 2015-10-21) - Conference item
      The Internet and the Web continue to grow in their pervasiveness and as new functionality and behavior emerge it is a challenge to keep the computer networking curriculum up to date. There are many excellent networking ...
    • HTTP/2 and QUIC for virtual worlds and the 3D Web? 

      Bakri, Hussein; Allison, Colin; Miller, Alan Henry David; Oliver, Iain Angus (Elsevier, 2015-08-17) - Conference item
      The continuing advances in computer graphics and Internet bandwidths are supporting a gradual convergence between multi-user virtual worlds (MUVW), such as Second Life and OpenSim (SL/OS), and the nascent 3D Web. However, ...
    • Immersive Installation: “A Virtual St Kilda” 

      McCaffery, John Philip; Kennedy, Sarah Elizabeth; Miller, Alan Henry David; Oliver, Iain Angus; Watterson, A.; Allison, Colin (Springer, 2015) - Conference item
      This paper discusses a Virtual Histories project, which developed a digital reconstruction of St Kilda. St Kilda is the most remote and western part of the United Kingdom. It was evacuated in the 1930s and lay empty for ...
    • Living history with Open Virtual Worlds : Reconstructing St Andrews Cathedral as a stage for historic narrative 

      Kennedy, Sarah; Dow, Lisa; Oliver, Iain Angus; Sweetman, Rebecca Jane; Miller, Alan Henry David; Campbell, Anne; Davies, Christopher John; McCaffery, John Philip; Allison, Colin; Green, Daryl; Luxford, Julian Marcus; Fawcett, Richard (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática, 2012-12) - Conference item
      St Andrews Cathedral is located on the East Coast of Scotland, construction started in 1160 and spanned Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. It was consecrated in 1318, four years after the battle of Bannockburn in ...
    • The making and evaluation of Picts and Pixels : mixed exhibiting in the real and the unreal 

      Cassidy, Catherine Anne; Fabola, Adeola Ezekiel; Rhodes, Elizabeth Gabriel Sarah; Miller, Alan Henry David (Springer, 2018) - Conference item
      Museums publicly display collections in a physical space to relay narratives and concepts to their audiences. Progressive technologies in an exhibition can bring in varying demographics and gather higher footfall for a ...
    • Measuring QoS in Web-Based Virtual Worlds : an evaluation of Unity 3D web builds 

      Bakri, Hussein; Allison, Colin (ACM, 2016-05-10) - Conference item
      Web Based Virtual Worlds (WBVW) provide users with an immersive 3D experience through their regular browser. They can be seen as prototypes for the 3D Web. This paper uses key Quality of Service metrics to compare and ...
    • Measuring server QoS in open virtual worlds : relating QoS to QoE for OpenSim Servers on the Hyper-GRID 

      Miller, Alan Henry David; McCaffery, John Philip; Allison, Colin; Dow, Lisa; Oliver, Iain Angus (IEEE, 2014-06-30) - Conference item
      To understand the performance of networked computer systems it is necessary to consider client, server and network components. Virtual Worlds are resource intensive interactive systems. As such they are liable to degradations ...
    • Mobile cross reality for cultural heritage 

      Davies, Christopher John; Miller, Alan Henry David; Allison, Colin (IEEE, 2013-10) - Conference item
      Widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets has enabled people to multiplex their physical reality, where they engage in face-to-face social interaction, with Web-based social networks and apps, whilst emerging 3D Web ...
    • Mobile exploration of medieval St Andrews 

      Fabola, Adeola; Davies, Chris; Kennedy, Sarah; Miller, Alan; Allison, Colin (Springer, 2015) - Conference item
      Saint Andrews is a town with a rich history. It was the religious centre of Scotland for close to a millennium. The Cathedral was strongly associated with the wars of Independence and Robert the Bruce. The castle was the ...
    • Mongoose : throughput redistributing virtual world 

      Oliver, Iain Angus; Miller, Alan Henry David; Allison, Colin (IEEE, 2012-07-30) - Conference item
      Metaverses provide a framework for developing distributed 3D Internet applications where users gain presence through the proxy of an avatar. They offer much of the engagement of on line 3D games but support heterogeneous ...
    • MOOCs with attitudes : Insights from a practitioner based investigation 

      Chadaj, Monika; Baxter, Gordon; Allison, Colin (IEEE, 2014-10) - Conference item
      In the current educational landscape of shrinking public budgets and increasing costs, MOOCs have become one of the most dominant discourses in higher education (HE). However, due to their short history, they are only just ...