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ERIC Number: EJ1061092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: EISSN-1492-3831
The Pixelated Professor: Faculty in Immersive Virtual Worlds
Blackmon, Stephanie
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v16 n1 p242-259 Feb 2015
Online environments, particularly virtual worlds, can sometimes complicate issues of self expression. For example, the faculty member who loves punk rock has an opportunity, through hairstyle and attire choices in the virtual world, to share that part of herself with students. However, deciding to share that part of the self can depend on a number of factors: departmental guidelines, ideas of professionalism, privacy concerns, or the need for separation between the in-class self and the out-of-class self. In my study on faculty in virtual worlds, I examined faculty members' perspectives on recreating and being themselves in immersive virtual environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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