Avatar Augmented Annotation Interface for e-Learning

  • Won-Sung Sohn
  • Jae-Kyung Kim
  • Jaeho Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4489)


Creating avatar-augmented presentations that extend gesture and annotation to distance education is laborious and time-consuming. We present Avatar Augmented Annotation (AAA), a project to design and share web based e-Learning materials using an animated avatar and digital inking. Using AAA, the instructor can create a presentation, using freehand annotations that include high-level teaching behavior without doing any programming. The AAA then generates a script expressed in XML and augments the presentation with an animated avatar following each annotation. We found that AAA provides positive educational effectiveness and usability compared to previous online courseware.


Distance Education Teaching Behavior Teaching Scenario Animated Agent Annotation Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Won-Sung Sohn
    • 1
  • Jae-Kyung Kim
    • 2
  • Jaeho Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, Gyesan-Dong, Gyeyang-Gu, 407-753, IncheonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University, Shinchon-dong, Seodaemoon-gu, SeoulKorea

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