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ERIC Number: EJ890772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
The Emerging Technology of Avatars: Some Educational Considerations
Blake, Anne M.; Moseley, James L.
Educational Technology, v50 n2 p13-20 Mar-Apr 2010
Avatars are gaining popularity as an emerging technology to facilitate learning and instruction. Avatars can be used as agents of e-learning applications or as part of immersive learning environments such as Second Life. Research indicates that avatar use has numerous potential benefits, including increased student engagement and opportunities for quality interaction among online participants. Educators should consider effective design principles and criteria when deciding to include avatars in course design and development. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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