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Beginner Level
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Avastart Here!

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 29 min)
4 videos
Avatar: A Broad Scientific Definition6m
Avatar Attributes: From Attractive to Uncanny11m
Non-Digital Avatars4m
3 practice exercises
1.2 - What is an avatar?10m
1.3 - Avatar Appearances10m
1.4: Digital vs. Non-Digital, Traditional vs. Non-Traditional
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Connections to Avatars

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min)
4 videos
Avatars and the Self6m
Avatars and Identification/Customization7m
Identity Expression versus Exploration6m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 2.2- Identification, the Different Selves30m
Quiz 2.3- Avatar Identification and Customization15m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Gender, Race, and Other Traits

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 46 min)
5 videos
Choosing Avatar Gender5m
Race/Ethnicity of Avatars7m
Avatar Appearance and Identification12m
Avatar Movement and Control12m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 3.2- Sex and Gender 2
Quiz 3.4 - Face, Hair, Voice, Gear
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Got any Change? Effects of Avatars

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 14 min)

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