Track: Explorations of Virtual Worlds

Title Avatar Movement Analysis - A New Tool For Understanding Student Behavior In Self Paced Interactive Virtual Learning Experiences
Author(s): Anne Ogborn
Moderator(s):Ferris Arabello
Date Friday, March 18 10:00
Location: West Departure 2
Abstract Self paced interactives offer many advantages over traditional classroom situations. However, with the educator not always observing it becomes difficult to understand what is and is not effective in the presentation.A new tool addresses this issue through the suprisingly simple method of recording how long students stood where.Tour conducted at the HHP at UH sim will give participants a chance to use the tool to explore the data set themselves. Researchers will demonstrate places in the sim where the tool provides revealing patterns of student behavior.
Bio(s): Anne Ogborn: Ms. Ogborn is the instructional designer for the University of Houston's department of Health and Human Performance, where she works exclusively with teaching in virtual worlds.

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