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Gennie represents TILES at ISLS 2021

Congratulations to Gennie Mansi for her virtual poster at today’s CSCL poster session at ISLS2021!

Embodiment and Social Interactions in a Class Virtual Reality Poster Session

Gennie Mansi, Blair MacIntyre, & Jessica Roberts

Abstract: There is a growing enthusiasm to use VR to improve remote student learning experiences. However, incongruities between students’ virtual embodiment – as avatars in the virtual environment – and physical embodiment – from their biological bodies – can significantly impact them. We observed a university class poster session held entirely in an immersive Mozilla Hubs environment. We found that incongruities in embodiment created both challenges and significant opportunities for students to collaborate and learn in a shared space.

Download a PDF of the poster here: CSCL2021_poster_final