Any Data on Use of Avatars as Guides in eLearning Titles?
I was in a discussion with a colleague who doesn't see the value of a "guide" in eLearning titles. She called the use "cheesy". While I have seen my share of "cheesy" avatars, I can see the value in having something for the learner to focus on here and there, like at the beginning and end of a piece but possibly also somewhere during the interactive presentation. I stated that I couldn't offer any data on how using a guide improved the learner experience, but that "in my gut" I thought it to be true, generally speaking.
Anyone have any thoughts about it? Any hard data?
Oh, the content is what has been ILT for our software package for Fortune 500 accounting customers. Pretty dry stuff, so my thought was to liven it up a bit.