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Sitearm - Introduction to Avatar Role Play

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. Avatar Roleplay
. Examples
. Issues


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  • 1. Sitearm● Planner and expediter for projects in community, spirituality, arts● Le nom en ligne for James Neville Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 1
  • 2. Introduction to Avatar Role Play● Roleplay● Avatar Roleplay● Examples● Issues Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 2
  • 3. Role Play● To act out; to play a role Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 3
  • 4. Role Play in Education● Learners take on the roles of specific characters in a contrived setting.● Builds first person experience in a safe environment.● Widely acknowledged as a powerful face-to-face teaching technique. Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 4
  • 5. Role Play Metaphors● Soap Opera: Director, Actors, Script● Martial Arts: Sensei, Students, Drills, Katas, Sparring● Education: Mediator, Characters, Skills Practice Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 5
  • 6. Education Role Play Checklist● Mediator (Teacher)● Two or more Characters (Students)● Pre-agreed learning scenario / goals (Script) Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 6
  • 7. Avatar Role Play● Easier separation of self from character● 3D immersion Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 7
  • 8. Design Factors● Subject matter● Student ages, comfort with tech● Nature of scenarios / goals● Nature of characters to be played Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 8
  • 9. Usefulness for Adults● How to be a Blarney Stone host● How to be a Dublin Virtually Live shift manager● Tips for Live Musicians● Being a Float in a St. Pats Parade Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 9
  • 10. Teen Design Factors● Ability to engage● Ability to minimize disruption / distraction● Ability to constrain access● Legal requiremeints Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 10
  • 11. Usefulness for Teens Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 11
  • 12. Virtual Design Issues● Scene immersion ● abstract vs. realistic look● Avatar immersion ● voice vs. text, ● real voice vs. character voice ● real name vs. character name ● realistic look vs. character look Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 12
  • 13. Virtual Meta Issues● Hype vs. transformation● Freedom vs. constraint● Experienced, evangelistic practitioners vs. the rest of the world taking first steps Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 13
  • 14. Summary● Users identify with their Avatars.● Avatar interactions are real.● Avatar role play can be used to teach and practice real world skills. Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 14
  • 15. Where to Learn More● Anatomy of an Avatar by Caleb Booker ● http://www.calebbooker.com/blog/2009/02/03/roi-in-virtual-worlds-anatomy-of-an-avatar/● Role Playing by Wikipedia ● http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role-playing● Role Playing in Education by Adam Blatner ● http://www.blatner.com/adam/pdntbk/rlplayedu.htm● Second Life Educators List by Linden Lab ● https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 15
  • 16. Thank You!Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 16