Supporting awareness in real-time distance learning with a real-world avatar

Hiroaki Ogata, Kazuya Terai, Takaaki Shinto, Wataru Bando, Yoneo Yano

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Abstract

This paper proposes a real-world avatar in distance learning. The avatar is a very simple robot that remote students can control and supports involving two kinds of awareness for teachers and students. One is activity awareness that includes gestures such as raising the hand and nodding the head. We have developed the avatar system with Phidgets that provides a programmable interface to control motors. This paper also describes the experimentation with this system in a distant learning setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Computers in Education: Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, ICCE 2007
Pages425-432
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2007 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Nov 5 2007Nov 9 2007

Other

Other15th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2007
CountryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period11/5/0711/9/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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    Ogata, H., Terai, K., Shinto, T., Bando, W., & Yano, Y. (2007). Supporting awareness in real-time distance learning with a real-world avatar. In 15th International Conference on Computers in Education: Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, ICCE 2007 (pp. 425-432)