Virtual Worlds 2008 – Stirling University, 29th October

September 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

I’m pleased I’ve been asked to present at Virtual Worlds 2008 at Stirling University in Scotland, on the subject: Worlds Apart: Inclusion benefits and barriers of Virtual Personae.
It’s been organised by JISC, a government financed organisation that supports and enhances the use of technology in UK education.

My pitch is below:

As well as  providing the opportunity to deliver to students social and spatial scenarios which would be impossible or extremely costly to simulate in real life, the buffer of a virtual persona produces many other benefits pertaining to social interaction. These range from combating shyness and reluctance to engage in face-to-face discussion through to autistic spectrum characteristics. But the stripping away of a lot of the established methods, protocols and habits of communication and learning approaches is not always a win-win. It is possible that there are as many inclusion barriers as benefits, and this session attempts to present the key issues in this contentious area.

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