e offer you one of the up-to-date ways to improve the quality of your electronic educational content – creating your professors’ Avatars with their subsequent integration into e-textbooks, made in E-University. Avatar, or electronic representative of a professor, is created on the basis of a person’s photographic picture; it animates the image in the proper sense of the word: Avatar can speak and imitate facial expressions of the person from the photo; voice and facial expressions are synchronized.
Professor’s Avatar allows students to listen to his/her voice lectures and watch a live professor, not communicating with him/her physically at the moment. Textbooks, animated with Avatar technology and combined with Internet classrooms, create a 100% face-to-face contact between a student and a professor, which makes it possible to call a distance E-University-based education similar in quality to the full-time education.
This way of creating electronic courses gained immense popularity in the educational environment, because virtual professors on the web pages of universities and business schools increase the sales of educational content for at least 15-20%: students watch a "live virtual professor”, listen to his/her lectures, read the textbooks developed by him/her, i.e., they have a feeling of communicating with the real lecturer. The results of digesting the educational content improve; students are more willing to visit their personal cabinets and spend more time there. At the same time, this technology allows a student to always have a lecture on him/her, i.e. listen to it at any place and at any convenient time.
Courseware: How it works
The example of creating and using an avatar can be found here.
Benefits of using professors’ Avatars for universities are obvious and significant:
Increase in university’s popularity and sales growth. Sales of educational content in universities using Avatar technology are 15-20% higher than those in universities working in the old way. You can be sure that your electronic courses with integrated professors’ avatars will be watched, heard and reviewed multiple times by your students. The use of graphic elements on the website doesn’t really impress visitors, and their efficiency of delivering the information very often remains low. The situation with animated professors is completely different – they attract the sincere attention of a student because of using the visual-verbal channel of delivering educational information. That’s what the universities using this technology say: "Animated professors provide us with the opportunity of direct communication with students on the Internet; they leave students an impression of living contact with the lecturer in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere." You can attract your student, but to encourage him/her to learn the academic material is more important. Using the Avatar technology, you will gain an increase in students’ time of attending their E-University cabinets, and as a result – greater understanding of training material by the user.
Brand-new methods of teaching and developing the professors’ remuneration policy.
A professor can design their lectures in such a way that that the main message would fall on the professor’s Avatar and independent study of the lecture material by students. Full-time lectures will be used for correcting the lecture material, giving answers to students’ questions and parsing examples.
Such changes in teaching methods are very beneficial for the university’s professor as well: a university, on the one hand, will reduce the cost of the lecturer’s wage fund: international experience shows the reduction in 25 to 40%, as the lecturer will spend considerably less time on a full-time lecturing; on the other hand, a university will have to pay the lecturer for the development of lecture material, viewing the lectures, as well as for the remaining amount of full-time lectures, and lecturer will get his/her time unloaded at the expense of full-time hours cut, but the quality of the educational process will still remain very high!
So, now your students will never miss the lecture, and your professors will save their time and efforts for preparing for the survey lectures at the expense of outsourcing a large amount of lecture material elaboration of the students’ independent work. Whereby, the professor gets paid for the reproduction of his lectures in the student’s personal cabinet, which protects his/her copyright and covers his/her expenses for the entire period of university using Avatar-lectures.
It’s very difficult to estimate the cost of a finished project of creating professor’s Avatar, but in general it isn’t too expensive and any university can afford it, especially if you compare the prices of video shooting, editing and electronic capturing of video files for Internet use. If you need this service contact us for consultation.
Technical advantages of Avatar technology:
small size of the lecture file, which guarantees the speed and quality of playback on low-speed Internet for a student with 128 Kbps Internet connection low price of creating Avatar-animated training courses, as well as the short time terms of creation creativity of the final product the ability to use simple and complex Avatar technologies (Avatar + blackboard)
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