Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Voki Avatars

Hi to you all,
I first saw these on the CQU E-learning website and was surprised at how much i actually took notice of the facial movements, partly to see if they were real for each word, and this encouraged me to listen to what was being said.
The link to create a character is quick and has plenty of options. It is versatile so that you can store more then one creation, and has the capabilities to export to your favourite social network sights.
This is a interesting tool for students to use on line, by creating a face or watching one so they can associate information. One of the biggest issues with on line learning is the loss of personal affiliation with content, this program opens up opportunities for distant learners, or the imagination of learning managers within their on class to allow their students to connect with more then just a screen.
Here is a link to a English teacher who is actually using this in her class, she has some good examples of possibilities. http://virtualhighschoolteacher.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/voki-use-speaking-avatars-to-engage-students/
Thanks for reading,
Shaun Morris
Virtualhighschoolteacher.wordpress.com sighted on the 28th july, 2009 at, http://blogsearch.google.com.au/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Voki+Avatars&btnG=Search+Blogs


  1. Hi Shaun,

    Thanks for the link, it was great reading, that teacher had some excellent ideas. I like the way she is using avatars to encourage her students to continually check the blog- keeping them interested.Also personalises the whole process.


  2. Hi Shaun,
    Interesting link Shaun. Thanks for that. Great way teachers to engage with blogs.