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Sitearm●   Planner and expediter for projects in    community, spirituality, arts●   Le nom en ligne for James Neville    ...
Introduction to Avatar Role Play●   Roleplay●   Avatar Roleplay●   Examples●   Issues                      Introduction to...
Role Play●   To act out; to play a role                     Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM   3
Role Play in Education●   Learners take on the roles of specific characters in    a contrived setting.●   Builds first per...
Role Play Metaphors●   Soap Opera: Director, Actors, Script●   Martial Arts: Sensei, Students, Drills, Katas, Sparring●   ...
Education Role Play Checklist●   Mediator (Teacher)●   Two or more Characters (Students)●   Pre-agreed learning scenario /...
Avatar Role Play●   Easier separation of self from character●   3D immersion                    Introduction to Avatar Rol...
Design Factors●   Subject matter●   Student ages, comfort with tech●   Nature of scenarios / goals●   Nature of characters...
Usefulness for Adults●   How to be a Blarney Stone host●   How to be a Dublin Virtually Live shift manager●   Tips for Liv...
Teen Design Factors●   Ability to engage●   Ability to minimize disruption / distraction●   Ability to constrain access●  ...
Usefulness for Teens     Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM   11
Virtual Design Issues●   Scene immersion    ●   abstract vs. realistic look●   Avatar immersion    ●   voice vs. text,    ...
Virtual Meta Issues●   Hype vs. transformation●   Freedom vs. constraint●   Experienced, evangelistic practitioners vs. th...
Summary●   Users identify with their Avatars.●   Avatar interactions are real.●   Avatar role play can be used to teach an...
Where to Learn More●   Anatomy of an Avatar by Caleb Booker    ●   http://www.calebbooker.com/blog/2009/02/03/roi-in-virtu...
Thank You!Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM   16
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Sitearm - Introduction to Avatar Role Play

  1. 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. 2. Introduction to Avatar Role Play● Roleplay● Avatar Roleplay● Examples● Issues Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 2
  3. 3. Role Play● To act out; to play a role Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 3
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Avatar Role Play● Easier separation of self from character● 3D immersion Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 7
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Usefulness for Teens Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 11
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Thank You!Introduction to Avatar Role Play - SITEARM 16

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