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Real Self vs. Virtual Self
Transcript of Real Self vs. Virtual Self
Real Self vs Virtual Self
By Tangela Boggiano and Kristen Wooster
Past Ways of Communication
Face to Face
-Advantages outweigh disadvantages
-Moderation is necessary
-Overall learning tool
-Updated technology (within workplace, schools, etc.) maintains efficiency
This presentation will discuss the growing technology world, the forms of communication, the need to teach children the differences between real self and virtual self, along with the advantages and disadvantages.
Present Day Communication
E-mail My Space
Twitter XBox Live
(Possible) Future Computer Education
Coding classes offered K-12
>2 required computer classes
Present Computer Education
1-2 Required Classes
Education on basic application
Bailenson, Jeremy. (n.d.). What does your virtual
self have to do with the real world? Retrieved from http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/videos/what-does-your-virtual-self-have-to-do=with-the-real-world
Roxby, P. (2013, April 19). Does technology hinder or
help toddlers' learning?. BBC News. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22219881
"We've gone a bit out on a limb and argued that the reason you have an avatar is because an avatar makes you more human than human...Any behavior or appearance you can imagine, you can transform your avatar to embody (Bailenson)."
Lost sense of self
Lack of human interaction
Virtual self: The image/persona/embodied essence of oneself portrayed to the online world
Real self: The in person version of one's physical self, seen to others how they truly are in life.
Preparation for future careers
-Knowledge of online work communication
-'In-tune' with updated technology
-Enables stronger productivity and efficiency
Beneficial Learning Tool
"Children under five years old have an uncanny knack of knowing how to master new technology...it appears that screens can be beneficial to learning - and the more interactive the experience the better (Roxby, 2013)."