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

Currie, Edward, Harvey, Pirkko, Daryanani, Padma, Augusto, Juan Carlos, Arif, R. and Ali, Almaas (2016) An investigation into the efficacy of avatar-based systems for student advice. EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, 3 (11). ISSN 2032-9253 (doi:https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.15-6-2016.151450)

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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
Additional Information: Article number = e5
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 21013
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2016 E. Currie et al., licensed to EAI. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unlimited use, distribution and reproduction in any medium so long as the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 15:23
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21013

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