Publications and Presentations


Aurilio, S. (2014). Virtual world-building: Implications for education and training. In Andreas Hebbel-Seeger, Torsten Reiners, Dennis Schäffer (Eds.), 3D Virtual Environments for Education and Business: Advantages and Prospects. New York: Springer Science and Business Media.

Aurilio, S. (2013). If she can build it, she will. In D. Baldwin & J. Achterberg (Eds.), Women and second life: Essays on virtual identity, work and play. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company

Aurilio, S. (2013). Using a virtual world for high impact practices. In Future of Education Conference Proceedings 2013. Edizioni. Florence, Italy. PDF

Aurilio, S. (2012, July). How we helped faculty move courses online. Guest blog post at

Aurilio, S. (2012). Where are the high-tech women? Findings from an educational study of a virtual world. Paper presented at 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain. PDF

Aurilio, S. (2010). Field notes from the wild: Adults learning in a virtual world. In Steven D’Augustino (Ed.), Adaptation, Resistance and Access to Instructional Technologies: Assessing Future Trends in Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.

Aurilio, S. (2010). Learning in the Wild of a Virtual World. (Doctoral Dissertation, Accession Order No. [3399141]).

Burks, M., & Aurilio, S. (2009). pICT-People, Information and Communication Technologies: How Have Faculty Fellows Changed? Focus Group Results. PDF.

Aurilio, S. (2009). pICT-People, Information and Communication Technologies: Faculty Fellows Survey Results, Assessment of Students’ Learning Gains of 21st Century Skills & Program Evaluation. PDF

Aurilio, S. (2008). Lurking and its implications for multicultural interactivity in online courses. Open Education Research, 14(3). 52-56.

Aurilio, S. (2008). Learning stories of second life residents: An ethnography. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 2317-2323). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


Aurilio, S. (2013, June). Using a virtual world for high impact practices. Paper Presented at Future of Education Conference. Florence, Italy. PDF 

Aurilio, S. (2011, May). And what about free & low-cost learning resources? Presentation at One Day in May Symposium. San Diego State University Course and Curriculum Design Institute. San Diego, CA.
Aurilio, S. (2010, December). “This House believes that the public sector has failed to use ICTs effectively in education and training.” Online Educa, Berlin Debate. Presentation against the motion.

Aurilio, S. (2010, September). Learning in the wild of a virtual world: Ein abenteuer Presentation at Weiterbildung Digital Vorkonferenz Zur, Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland.

Williams, K., & Aurilio, S. (2010, April). Special study learning integration modules (SSLIM). Presentation at the 13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching, San Bernadino, CA.

Aurilio, S (2009, May). Learning to create second life: Preliminary research findings. Presentation at 2009 Community of Academic Technology Staff Online Conference.

Aurilio, S. (2009, April). Learning stories of faculty redesigning their roles. Presentation at 2009 Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference: Shaping Faculty Roles in a Time of Change: Leadership for Student Learning, San Diego, CA.

Aurilio, S., Laumakis, M., Julius, J., Atkins, K., &; Williams, S. (2009, April). Inputs, outputs and outcomes: Course redesign for 21st century students. Post-Conference Workshop at 2009 Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference: Showcasing Solutions Producing Results, Hollywood, CA.

Allen, B.S, Aurilio, S., &; Relgic-Lawless, S. (2008, April). Virtualities? Rich opportunities and pedagogical perplexitie s of immersive and social learning in virtual worlds. Presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference: Illuminating Learning, Accrediting Quality, San Diego, CA.

Aurilio, S. (2008, January). Introducing university faculty and instructional staff to second life: A pilot initiative. Presentation at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Aurilio, S., &; Atkins, C. (2007, April). pICT Faculty Fellows: Creating a Living, Learning organization at San Diego State University. Presentation at the 2007 WASC Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA.

Aurilio, S., &; Atkins, C. (2007, May). People, information, and communication technologies: A faculty development initiative. Presentation at Educause Western Regional Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Aurilio, S., &; Allen, B. S. (2006). PowerPoint: Pedagogy and More. In 2nd International Open and Distance Learning Symposium: “Lifelong Open & Flexible Learning in a Globalized World” Proceedings. (pp. 805-809). Eskisehir, Turkey: Anadolu University Press.