The use of avatars or animated characters in e-learning courses is on the rise over the last few years. This is because avatars make the online courses interesting and help fill the void created by the absence of instructor by providing a “human touch” to the courses. In the study The Benefits of Interactive Online Characters, Byron Reeves states that avatars help learners retain information better and lend credence to information delivered by simulating an effect of social exchange.
Are you too planning to use avatars in your e-learning courses? Well, here are a few tips to use avatars creatively.
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