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

Tuesday, January 19 | 5:00PM–6:00PM | Governor's Ballroom A/B (fourth floor)
Session Type: Professional Development
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 will discuss recent research on social interaction and collaboration in virtual worlds for learning.


  • Paul Wallace

    Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, Appalachian State University

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