Sunday, July 26, 2009
My Voki Avatar
When I was on my three week block, I put together a mini unit on volcanoes. Putting my virtual self on a class web page would have been a great way to introduce what the class would be studying next. I could learn to love voki. I get to change my outfit, hair colour, eye colour and everything without spending a cent. My new outfit could match whatever unit I was teaching. How would I get my students to stop messing with this wonderful tool if I find it hard to.
A great engaging tool don't you think?
These Avatars are popping up everywhere. Since learning about this wonderful tool, my fellow students have been embedding them, very creatively I might say, into their presentations of late. Siemen (2005) argues that the education field has been slow to recognize the impact of new learning tools and the environmental changes in what it means to learn. That's not the case at CQU Noosa, the wonderful Learning Managers in training are embracing their new found learning skills and tasks, which means only one thing, they will flourish in this digital era. Cheers
Avatar. Retrieved July 6th, 2009, from http://www.voki.com/
Siemens, G (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Retrieved 13th August, 2009 from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm