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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- Learn how cutting-edge social virtual worlds will open new opportunities for learning.
- Understand how the convergence of immersive technologies such as XR and AI will create deeply realistic and responsive avatars.
- Identify the ethical questions that will arise when virtual avatars become indistinguishable from humans.
Emory Craig, CEO, Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning