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Influence of Avatar Choice on Teacher Perceptions of Student Success
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, Boise State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

We have an inadequate understanding about the effect of avatar choice on teacher expectations and perceptions of student success. The gender and ethnicity of students has been shown to specifically effect teacher perceptions and expectations of students in face to face classrooms. If we were to discover the influence of avatar choice (i.e. gender and ethnicity) on teacher expectations and perceptions of student success, then we would be able to help teachers and students to avoid problems of unintentional disadvantage and unfair advantage. These problems threaten the possibility of bias against student avatars of particular genders and ethnicities. Furthermore, teacher bias in their perceptions of students often results in lower academic performance by students. As a result of these problems, we need to study the influence of avatar choice (i.e. gender and ethnicity) on teacher perceptions and expectations of student success.

Citation

Beck, D. (2009). Influence of Avatar Choice on Teacher Perceptions of Student Success. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1388-1394). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 14, 2019 from .

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