An investigation into the efficacy of avatar-based systems for student advice

Currie, E. and Harvey, P. H. and Daryanani, P. and Augusto, J. C. and Arif, R. and Ali, A. (2016) An investigation into the efficacy of avatar-based systems for student advice. EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, 3 (11): 5. ISSN 2032-9253

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Abstract

Student support is an important function in all universities. Most students expect access to support 24/7, but support staff cannot be available at all times of day. This paper addresses this problem, describing the development of an avatar-based system to guide students through the materials provided by a university student employability service. Firstly, students and staff were surveyed to establish the demand for such a system. The system was then constructed. Finally, the system was evaluated by students and staff, which led to a clearer understanding of the optimal role for avatar-based systems and consequent improvements to the system’s functionality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility and usability of web-based instruction; augmented reality solutions; student engagement; teaching/educational models, frameworks and platforms; virtual learning environments
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor I.
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 09:24
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 09:24
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/421

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