The Influence of Teacher Avatar Gender and Ethnicity on Student Expectations and Evaluations in a Virtual World Environment
Save to My Collections
Beck, D. & Murphy, C. (2012). The Influence of Teacher Avatar Gender and Ethnicity on Student Expectations and Evaluations in a Virtual World Environment. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 145-149). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39551.
The gender and ethnicity of teachers have been shown to affect student expectations and evaluations. In Multi User Virtual Environments (MUVE), people socially interact via avatars that have the capability to be customized to minute details of ethnicity and gender. This study’s purpose was to examine the influence of teacher avatar choice of gender and ethnicity on students’ expectations and evaluations. Students were asked to review a vita, image and video of a teacher avatar and then respond about their abilities. Results indicate that avatar gender and ethnicity does influence students’ expectations and evaluations. Results may aid students to discover biases toward some teacher avatars, as well as level the playing field for teacher avatars of differing genders and ethnicities.
- The Effects of Modality and Multimedia Comprehension on the Performance of Students with Varied Multimedia Comprehension Abilities when Exposed to High Complexity, Self-paced Multimedia Instructional Materials
- Education and Information Technology 2012: A Selection of AACE Award Papers
- Teaching Problem Solving through Game Design: Reflections on Game Design and Learning Summer Camp
- Instructional Design Considerations for Science E-Learning
- Implementing Embedded Assessment to Provide Feedback to Student and Instructor.
- Looking for evidence of change: Evaluation in the Teaching Teachers for the Future project
- Toward a Taxonomy of Distributed Learning Delivery Modes
- Assessing the Correlations Among Cognitive Overload, Online Course Design and Student Self-efficacy
- iListen, iLearn, iPod: Life-long Learning with Mobile Audio
- The International Handbook Summit Call to Action for Learning with Technology in the 21st Century
Comments & Discussion
Comment on the paper above. You must be registered to participate. Registration is free.