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March 2011

Improving content inside Moodle: Virtual Puppets, Animated Characters and Avatars in Course and College Communications

Intro The online classroom is still seen by some as lacking the human “connectivity” of face-to-face courses(Kelly)(Vrasidas, and Stock McIsaac 22-36).  In an online course we lose eye contact, body language and other non-verbal cues which are available to the instructor, as well as students, in the traditional face-to-face instructional …