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SXSW EDU 2022

Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Future

How will virtual avatars transform learning? With the global pandemic, educators began exploring virtual worlds to connect students and foster a sense of co-presence. But it is critically important that we understand how virtual avatars shape both our online and offline identities. We will examine case studies and cutting-edge research on avatar representations and interactions to ensure that our future virtual selves foster authentic learning and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Takeaways

  1. Learn how cutting-edge social virtual worlds will open new opportunities for learning.
  2. Understand how the convergence of immersive technologies such as XR and AI will create deeply realistic and responsive avatars.
  3. Identify the ethical questions that will arise when virtual avatars become indistinguishable from humans.

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Organizer

Emory Craig, CEO, Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning

Meta Information:

  • Tags: XR, virtual learning
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Emerging Tech
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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