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ELI Session: Some of My Students Are Not Human! Avatar Interaction and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds

Avatars are used in virtual worlds to increase a user's sense of social presence. Into the virtual space we carry our sense of identity and race and tend to act out our real-life prejudices in interaction with avatars. This session, presented by Paul Wallace, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Appalachian State University, discusses recent research on social interaction and collaboration in virtual worlds for learning.

This podcast was recorded at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting. Streaming video of this session is also available.

 

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Running time: 36m 1s
File size: 16.49 MB

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