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It’s personal; what are the rights and responsibilities of the learner’s avatar?

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There is an ever-increasing use of virtual worlds where learners explore, experience, communicate and act. These 3D immersive environments, where the learner adopts an avatar and becomes the new persona they devise, are becoming the home for serious learning as well as still retaining their more vicarious activities. This paper examines the issues relating to social justice and inclusion with respect to the safety, well-being, safeguarding, freedom and rights of avatars within a virtual world. It considers what responsibilities exist or should be made explicit when using virtual worlds as the vehicle for learning

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Scopes, Lesley J.M. and Woollard, John (2010) It’s personal; what are the rights and responsibilities of the learner’s avatar? At Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference 2010, United Kingdom. 06 - 08 Jul 2010. 20 pp.

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Published date: 6 July 2010
Venue - Dates: Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference 2010, United Kingdom, 2010-07-06 - 2010-07-08

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Local EPrints ID: 163937
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/163937
PURE UUID: e59de306-e1f8-4cc6-895d-ddaab94d351b

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 2010 07:59
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:30

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