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Student as Avatar: A Study of Informational Preferences in a Virtual World Class

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Abstract: There is a growing interest among educators in exploring multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) such as Second Life as platforms for distance learning and other applications. Yet, the notion that virtual worlds also provide an opportunity for writing instructors to teach about multimodal texts and new media literacies is an area that has received less attention. This study examined the informational preferences of avatars (students) who were members of a class that met online in the... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 04, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2014
Submitter: Julia Zammit
Keywords: Second Life, new media literacies, avatars, informational preferences, virtual worlds, multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs)

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