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­­­Refereed journal papers

 

  1. Nadolny, L. and Childs, M. (2015) In-world behaviors and learning in a virtual world, International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 5 (4), 17-28
  2. Witthaus, G., Childs, M., Nkuyubwatsi, B., Conole, G, Inamorato dos Santos, A., and Punie, Y. (2015) An Assessment-Recognition Matrix for Analysing Institutional Practices in the Recognition of Open Learning, E-learning Papers, 40, January 2015, 32 – 43
  3. Soetanto, R., Childs, M., Poh, P., Austin, S and Hao, J. (2014) Virtual collaborative learning for building design, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law 167 February 2014 Issue MP1, Pages 25–34
  4. Soetanto, R., Childs, M., Poh, P., Austin, S and Hao, J. (2012) Global Multidisciplinary Learning in Construction Education: Lessons from Virtual Collaboration of Building Design Teams,  Civil Engineering Dimension, 14 (3), December 2012 (Special Edition), pp. 173 – 181
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Childs, M. (2010) A conceptual framework for mediated environments, Educational Research, 52, 2, June 2010, 197–213
  8. Richardson, S., Childs, M. and Dempster, J.A. (2004) Developing interoperable taxonomy systems for sharing resources within multidisciplinary communities of practice, International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 1 (1), 5 – 13

9.       Childs, M. and Dempster, J. (2003) Videoconferencing in Theatre and Performance Studies, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 4 (1), April 2003, ISSN: 1492-3831

  1. Childs, M. and O’Donoghue, J., (2002) BroadNet and Change at the University of Wolverhampton, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 35 (1), 80 – 96
  2. Ellis, R. and Childs, M., (1999) The Effectiveness of Video as a Learning Tool in Online Multimedia Modules, Journal of Educational Media, 24 (3), 217-223

 

Authored books

Kuksa, I. and Childs, M. (2014) Making Sense of Space: The Design and Experience of Virtual Spaces as a Tool for Communication , Chandos, UK:Oxford

 

Refereed book chapters

  1. Childs, M. (2013) The Future of Virtual Worlds, in Childs and G. Withnail (eds.), Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK Oxford: Interdisplinary.Net
  2. Childs, M. and Peachey, A. (2013) 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. (2013) Keeping it Real? Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, 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
  7. Childs, M. and Dempster, J.A. (in press) Conducting theatre performance workshops via videoconferencing, in Calverley, G. and Schnieders, L. (eds) Video for education, Volume 2, ALT, UK: Manchester, in press
  8. Childs, M. and Wignall, R. (2004) Using Web-based conferencing to support part-time students, in Saunders, D. et al Learning Transformations; Changing Learners, Organisations and Communities, Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education, London 2004

Refereed conference proceedings

  1. Aronowsky, A. Sanzenbacher, B. Childs, M.  Peachey, A. Villanosa, K,  Thompson, J. Angielczyk, K. (2013)   Promoting embodied learning through virtual and real world gaming experiences, Games+Learning+Society Conference, June 12 – 14, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
  2. Childs, M. and Peachey, A. (2011) Love it or Hate it: Students’ Responses to the Experience of Virtual Worlds, in P. Jerry and L. Lindsey Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds: Opening an Undiscovered Country, 81-91. Witney, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press,
  3. Childs, M. (2009) The role of presence in learning in telematic environments, in M. Childs, L. Schnieders, P. van Parreeren and J. Oomen (eds), DIVERSE Conference Proceedings 2007 & 2008, Haarlem; InHolland University, 73 -85
  4. Childs, M. and Kuksa, I. (2009) “Why are we in the floor?” Learning about theatre design in Second LifeTM, Proceedings of the Edulearn 09 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 6th to 8th July 2009, 1134 – 1145, Spain: Valencia, IATED
  5. Steventon, G., Grove, P. and Childs, M. (2008) Shared spaces and ‘safe’ urban jungles:  juggling pedagogical goals and student needs and expectations in a Second Life virtual community, Proceedings of the ASCILITE Conference 2008, Melbourne, Deakin University, 1st to 3rd December
  6. Chafer, J. and Childs, M. (2008) The impact of the characteristics of a virtual environment on performance: concepts, constraints and complications, Proceedings of the ReLIVE 08 conference, 20th and 21st November, 2008, Open University , 94 – 105
  7. Childs, M. (2008) Using a Mediated Environments Reference Model to evaluate learners’ experiences of Second Life, in Hodgson, V., Jones, C., Kargidis, T., McConnell, D., Retalis, S., Stamatis, D. and Zenios, M. (eds) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networked Learning, 5th & 6th May, 2008, Halkidiki, Greece., 38 – 45
  8. Childs, M. and Espinoza-Ramos, R.M. (2008) Students blending learning user preferences: matching student choices to institutional provision, in Hodgson, V., Jones, C., Kargidis, T., McConnell, D., Retalis, S., Stamatis, D. and Zenios, M. (eds) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networked Learning, 5th & 6th May, 2008, Halkidiki, Greece.,  492 – 499 http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/past/nlc2008/abstracts/PDFs/Childs_492-499.pdf
  9. Childs, M., (2002) The use of videoconferencing to provide remote access to expertise in theatre and performance studies, in Baggaley, J., Fahy, P. & O’Hagan, C., (2002) Educational Conferencing: video and text traditions. Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Educational Conferencing (ISEC), Banff, Alberta. Co-sponsored by Athabasca University, and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada.
  10. Lawless, N. and Childs, M., (1999) Learning Support for Small Businesses (LSSB), in Rämö, E, Proceedings of Enable99 Enabling Network-Based Learning June 2 – 5, 1999, Espoo, Finland; Espoo Vantaa Institute of Technology

Refereed other publications

  1. Childs, M. Fitzpatrick, D. Habib, L. and Hartnell-Young, E. (2012) ALT-C 2012, A Confrontation With Reality, Abstracts of the 19th international ALT conference University of Manchester, UK, 11–13 September 2012, UK: Oxford, ALT
  2. 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
  3. 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 Peachey, A. (2013) Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK: London, Springer
  2. Childs, M. and Withnail, G. (eds.) (2013) Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, UK, Oxford: Interdisplinary.Net
  3. Peachey, A. and Childs, M. (eds.) (2011) Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds, UK: London, Springer.
  4. Childs, M., Schnieders, H.L. , van Parreeren, P. and Oomen, J. (eds.) (2009) DIVERSE Conference Proceedings 2007 and 2008, Haarlem; INHolland University
  5. Calverley, G., and Childs, M. with Schnieders, H. L. (eds.) (2008) Video for education, Volume 1, ALT, UK: Manchester
  6. Childs, M., Cuttle, M. and Riley, K. (eds.) (2007) DIVERSE Conference Proceedings 2005 & 2006, Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University

 

Multimedia

Childs, M. and Fawssett, S. (2015) Human Resources for Health (HRH) Management and Health Economics Case Study, DVD, Open University

 

Conference presentations

Invited speaker and keynotes

  1. Childs, M. and Walton, G. (2015) “Projekt AMORES radionica: Primjena ICT-a u učenju književnosti”, CARNet Users Conference 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19th November, 2015
  2. Childs, M. (2015) “Learning which requires us to ‘be’ differently, Keynote at The seventh eLearning 2.0 Conference, Brunel Business School, London, 29th July, 2015
  3. M. (2014) “Role of social media in supporting online collaboration” Changing the Learning Landscape – Realities of social media in learning and teaching, Warwick University, 24th April, 2014
  4. Childs, M. (2013) “Perceptual and Psychological Immersion: Making Sense of Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality”, Mobilearn Asia 2013, Suntec Singapore Convention Centre 2-3 October 2013
  5. Childs, M. (2012) “Transmedia Narratives: Examples to Definitions”, Invited Speaker to The London Transmedia Fest, 2012, Ravensbourne College, London, 26th to 27th October, 2012
  6. Childs, M. (2012) “Three Virtual World activities from the I Dig Tanzania Programme”. Invited Speaker to the Research and Innovation in Distance Education and Elearning Conference, 19th October, 2012, University of London
  7. Nadolny, L. & Childs, M. (2012) “STEM+ in 3D Virtual Worlds”, HP Catalyst Summit, Hewlett Packard. Beijing, China. April, 2012.
  8. 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
  9. Childs, M. and Knudsen, A.C.S. (2011) “Telepresence”, Invited Speaker at Didaktikk og Teknologi, Lillehammer, Norway, 7th to 8th February, 2011

 

Invited panels

  1. Peachey, A., Childs, M., Conrad, M., Evans, S. and Adams, A. (2011) “Reinventing Ourselves Symposium” at Researching Learning in Virtual Environments 11, Milton Keynes, UK. September 21-22
  2. 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
  3. 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/
  4. 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
  5. 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

 

Regular presentations

  1. Campbell, L., Childs, M. and Morrad, A. (2015) Technoparticipation: Performance, pedagogy and participation, Performance and Politics and Protest, University College Cork, 3rd September, 2015
  2. Childs, M. and Soetanto, R. (2014) Virtual Collaboration in the Built Environment, EDEN Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 10th to 13th June, 2014,
  3. Childs, M., Peachey, A., Jackson, E. and Hall, P. (2013) Grandfathers, bots and gloop; Learner choices for designs of companion agents, EDMEDIA conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 24th to 28th June, 2013
  4. Childs, M. and Peachey, A. (2013) “Digging Tanzania in Second Life” Third Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Thursday 7th March – Saturday 9th March 2013
    Lisbon, Portugal
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Childs, M. and Chen, Y-F. (2011) Roleplaying Disaster Management in Second Life, 11th International DIVERSE Conference, Dublin City University, 28th – 30th June, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Chen, Y-F. and Childs, M. (2010) Coventry University Islandia (A Civil Unrest/Refugee Crisis Exercise), Big Issues in Virtual Worlds Conference, Coventry University, November 4th, 2010
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Childs, M. and Rowe, K. (2009) Virtual Theater History: Teaching with Theatron, 125th Modern Languages Association Convention, Philadelphia, Monday, 28 December 2009
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Chafer, J. and Childs, M. (2008) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Derezzed, ReLIVE 08 conference, 20th and 21st November, 2008, Open University,
  23. 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,
  24. 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
  25. Childs, M. (2007) Do Virtual Worlds Count as Narrative Learning Environments?, 1st Online Working Conference on Narrative Learning Environments, September 27-October 2, 2007
  26. Childs, M., Lewis, G., Riddy, P. and Fill, K. (2007) Online toolkits for learning design. Should we bother?, ALT-C 2007: Beyond Control, Learning Technology for the social network generation, Nottingham, UK, 4-6 September 2007
  27. Stevens, J. Childs, M., Lint, F. and Eversmann, P. (2007) Streaming Theatres in a Virtual Classroom, 7th International DIVERSE Conference, Lillehammer University College, Norway, 27th to 29th June, 2007
  28. Edwards, R.M. and Childs, M. (2006) The Learning Grid – a model for user-adaptable e-learning provision, ALT-C 2006: the 13th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 5th to 7th September 2006
  29. Childs, M., Bell, V., Rothery, A., Smith, K. and Thomas, A. (2006) Digital Repositories: The next big thing or another failed learning technology?, ALT-C 2006: the 13th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 5th to 7th September 2006
  30. Childs, M. (2005) Whither DIVERSE?, Closing keynote, Fifth International DIVERSE Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, July 5th to 7th,
  31. Butler, P. and Childs, M. (2004) Transforming curriculum to engage learners, ALT-C 2004: Blue skies and pragmatism – learning technologies for the next decade, 13 – 16 September 2004, Exeter, UK
  32. Childs, M. (2004) Accessing and Networking with National and International Expertise, ALT-C 2004: Blue skies and pragmatism – learning technologies for the next decade, 13 – 16 September 2004, Exeter, UK
  33. Childs, M. (2004) Using Virtual Reality models to teach Theatre Studies, 4th Diverse International Conference on Video and Videoconferencing in Education, 28-30 June, InHolland University, Diemen, Netherlands 2004
  34. Childs, M. and Wignall, R. (2003) Using web-based videoconferencing to support part-time students, Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education Annual Conference 2003, University of Stirling, 3rd July 2003
  35. Childs, M. (2002) Videoconferencing in performance studies, International Symposium on Educational Conferencing, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta 1st June, 2002
  36. Lawton, M. and Childs, M., (2001) Using a video recording system with deaf and hearing-impaired students, 1st International DIVERSE Conference on Video and Video-conferencing in Further and Higher Education, University of Derby, 2nd July 2001,
  37. Lawless, N. and Childs, M., (2000) The Small Business as a Learning Organisation, Online Educa 7th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training, Hotel Inter-Continental, Berlin, 30th November – 2nd December, 2000
  38. Childs, M., and Moore, I. (2000) The TSL Project at the University of Wolverhampton, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities Annual Conference, Sorbonne, Paris, Friday 29th September 2000
  39. Childs, M., and Dalziel, C. (2000) Supporting Staff in the delivery of Technology supported learning at the University of Wolverhampton, 7th International ALT Conference on Integrating Learning Technology, UMIST, Tuesday 12th September 2000
  40. Mann, C. and Childs, M (2000) The DIVERSE project – innovative developments in the use of video for the 21st century, Educating for the 3rd Millennium, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, 14th July 2000
  41. Dalziel, C. and Childs, M (2000) The ICT Project case study, Networked Learning 2000, University of Lancaster, Tuesday, 18th April 2000
  42. Lawless, N. and Childs, M (1999) Learning Support for Small Businesses (LSSB), Enable99 Enabling Network-Based Learning June 2 – 5, 1999, Espoo, Finland
  43. Childs, M. and Shore, D. (1998) Managing Multimedia, Flexible Learning ’98, The BAOL Conference, University of Oxford, 22nd April 1998
  44. Childs, M (1997) Creating a Digital Production Strategy, Digitec ’97, National Exhibition Centre, March 1997

 

Non-refereed publications

  1. Childs, M., Wheeler, S. and Mackinnon, T. (2014) Social media in education: ethical concerns, Association for Learning Technology Newsletter, July 1st, 2014, https://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/2014/07/social-media-in-education-ethical-concerns/
  2. Childs, M. (2011) The role of embodiment in student success in virtual worlds, Association for Learning Technology Newsletter, Issue 22, February 1st, 2011, ISSN 1748-3603
  3. Childs, M. (2008) Theatron 3: Real Theatres in a Virtual World, Networks 11, 15 – 17, Anglia Ruskin University
  4. Childs, M. (2007) Real Learning in Virtual Worlds. Warwick Interactions Journal 30 (2).
  5. Childs, M. (2007) Learners’ experiences in telematic environments, in Jones, I. and Meija-Ramos, J.P. Working papers of the SUMINER group, 3, 19-33, UK; Warwick
  6. Childs, M. (2004) Is there an E-Pedagogy of Resource and Problem-Based Learning? Interactions, 23, Summer 2004,
  7. Childs, M. (2002) Capturing Remote Performance Work, Interactions, 17, Summer 2002,
  8. Childs, M. (1997) Broadnet and Change at the University of Wolverhampton, University of Wolverhampton, ISBN-10: 1897948069, ISBN-13: 978-1897948064
  9. Childs, M. (1997) Enterprise Charts Course for Campus Connection, Times Higher Educational Supplement, February 14th, 1997
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