Like flight simulators used to train airline pilots prior to flying an actual airplane, mixed reality simulations provide an opportunity to interact with avatars in order to practice newly learned behaviors in an online environment. As teacher educators, we have used mixed reality simulations as a part of our coursework for the past five years. In this article, we discuss implications and lessons learned for teacher education practice and research in the online environment during COVID-19 and beyond based on our experiences using mixed reality.
Murphy, K. M., & Kellinger, J. J. (2023). Lessons We Learned from Avatars: Cultivating Meaningful Preservice Teacher Online Experiences During COVID-19 and Beyond. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 9 (1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.merrimack.edu/phs/vol9/iss1/1
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