AUTOMATING AVATARS IN SECOND LIFE, EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS AND APPLICATIONS

Santiago Domínguez-Noriega, Juan Manuel Vaca, J. Enrique Agudo, Gemma Delicado Puerto, Eva Domínguez Gómez

Abstract

Second Life has established itself as the benchmark in virtual world education, offering a set of useful synchronous communication tools out of the box as well as design construction and a community of developers and educators working together to create revolutionary projects. However, the virtual platform lacks interesting activities when tasks are designed for single users. You can still generate exercises for the student but the sensation of immersion that provides both the motivation and sense of reality to the student is reduced. In light of this, our aim in this article is to apply automation technology to a virtual world avatar to remedy these shortcomings, studying the potential of this idea through the specific implementation of a guided visit bot.

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Domínguez-Noriega S., Manuel Vaca J., Enrique Agudo J., Delicado Puerto G. and Domínguez Gómez E. (2010). AUTOMATING AVATARS IN SECOND LIFE, EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS AND APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 353-357. DOI: 10.5220/0002860103530357


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Santiago Domínguez-Noriega and Juan Manuel Vaca and J. Enrique Agudo and Gemma Delicado Puerto and Eva Domínguez Gómez},
title={AUTOMATING AVATARS IN SECOND LIFE, EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS AND APPLICATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={353-357},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002860103530357},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - AUTOMATING AVATARS IN SECOND LIFE, EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS AND APPLICATIONS
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - Domínguez-Noriega S.
AU - Manuel Vaca J.
AU - Enrique Agudo J.
AU - Delicado Puerto G.
AU - Domínguez Gómez E.
PY - 2010
SP - 353
EP - 357
DO - 10.5220/0002860103530357