Some of My Students Are Not Human! Avatar Interaction and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Governor's Ballroom A/B (fourth floor)
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.