Supporting Collaborative Learning Processes in CVEs by Augmenting Student Avatars, with Nonverbal Communication Features

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Year:
2010
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
VLE, CSCL, Virtual Worlds, Nonverbal Communication, Avatar
Authors:
Book/Proc. title:
Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2010), Sousse, Tunisia
Pages:
578-580
Organization:
IEEE
ISBN:
978-1-4244-7144-7
Abstract:
This paper proposes virtual metaphors, appearance features, gestures and animations that can be used for avatars in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning three dimensional Environments. Our aim is to enrich avatars' support to nonverbal communication, as well as to enhance and improve students' collaborative interaction. Within this context, by implementing virtual avatars representations and “non real” world existing tools in Second Life, we conducted a case study at the level of tertiary education.


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