Join us at SXSWedu 2023 as we explore the future of learning through the use of embodied avatars in virtual worlds. Our SXSWedu 2023 session proposal, “Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse,” will examine how learning will be transformed by the use of highly realistic avatars. Our current virtual environments will cartoon-like representations of ourselves are a shadow of what the future holds. We will have access to avatars that can reflect complex aspects of ourselves or experiment with new possibilities for our identities. How will these realistic avatars transform learning? Will we need guidelines or regulations for virtual representations of students? How will realistic avatars impact how students learn in the future? At the dawn of a new era, let’s explore the unique possibilities that highly realistic avatars will offer.
Community input is an important part of the selection process – please support our proposal!
👁 Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse
SXSWedu 2023: Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse
Rapid advances in XR and AI programs will lead to engaging virtual worlds populated with highly realistic AI-driven avatars. How will students relate to themselves and others as embodied avatars, and what will be the impact on learning and sense of identity? Drawing on cutting-edge research on how avatar interactions reshape human behavior, we will share the potential and challenges of using realistic avatars to support authentic learning and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Learn how the convergence of XR and AI will lead to the development of deeply realistic virtual worlds and human-like avatars.
- Understand the emerging field of human-avatar interaction and how virtual beings will impact student learning, behavior, and self-identity.
- Identify the ethical challenges that will arise in learning environments when virtual avatars become indistinguishable from humans.
Support our SXSWedu Proposal!
Please support our proposal, and we hope to see you in Austin in 2023. Community input is an important part of the selection process, and we’d love to have your support! Please vote for our proposal on the SXSWedu Panel Picker platform:
Voting for SXSWedu 2023 proposals begins on August 9th – we appreciate your support! Vote here: