*Psycho-educational factors in the prediction of academic buoyancy in
My name is Cheril Carrington, and I am a doctoral learner at Capella
University. I am working on my doctoral dissertation, Psycho-educational
Factors in the Prediction of Academic Buoyancy in Second Life®. As 3D
virtual worlds continue to expand, there is a need to identify the
psycho-educational factors in the prediction of academic resiliency.
I would like to invite you to participate in this study if you meet the
§ A native English-speaking participant, age 18 or older, and
§ has formally participated in 3D virtual learning classes sponsored by a
university or college in Second Life® or another 3D world, and/or
§ has taken classes sponsored by informal groups in Second Life®.
You are not eligible to participate in the study if you are:
§ 17 or younger, or
§ 18 or older and have never participated in any kind of 3D virtual
learning class (formal or informal), or
§ not a native English-speaker, or
§ Bots, alts or any kind of automated scripted avatars
The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Taking part in this
survey is completely voluntary. You may withdraw or terminate
participation in the survey at any time. If you are eligible and complete
the survey, you will receive $L400. The participants need to provide
his/her avatar name to receive the incentive.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have
about this study.
Cheril Carrington (RL) Dr.
In-world Gloria Mills (SL)
This study has been approved by Capella University’s IRB 317084-2,
effective from Jan/02/2012 to Jan/02/2013
If you are interested in learning more about and participating in this
study, please go to Gloria’s Research Facility at Geonu 35,41,42 (
You may complete the survey online using the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WJ53XBB, and the password: buoyancy.