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Adobe ConnectWhen you join in, your microphone is automatically disabled You will be muted during the sessionWe will try to unmute your microphone for testing and questions please use chatClick on Meeting to go over Audio Setup Wizard to set up and test your audioYou can chat with everyone or specific participants and use Status options to raise a hand, agree, disagree, step away etc.

Quick start manual for participants: https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

Voki: Speaking Avatars

May 22, 2012Monika Jankowska-PacynaGuest: Tracey Mollins

Voki: Speaking Avatars

Voki a website that allows you to create:animated and talking digital charactersrepresentation of a personoften referred to as a speaking avatarused to add a more human or interactive element to the online classroom, website or blog

WHAT IS IT?

Voki: Speaking Avatars

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Visit http://voki.com/

1

Voki: Speaking Avatars

HOW DOES IT WORK?

2Create and customize your speaking character

Voki: Speaking Avatars

HOW DOES IT WORK?

3Publish and share your voki

Voki: Speaking Avatars

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=6132276&height=267&width=200 QUICK EXAMPLEI created a Voki and posted it on Facebook to promote the webinar

Image only follow link to listen to the voki

Voki: Speaking Avatars

Instructional support (when used by practitioners)they can provide/read out instructions offer sense of being supported add a different dimension to the content

Learning support (when used by students)fun way to work on and submit assignments help develop digital technology skills

WHY USE SPEAKING CHARCTERS?

Voki: Speaking Avatars

SHOWCASE: HOW & WHY IS TRACEY USING VOKI?I have been using Voki to help adult literacy learners who are learning at a distance follow activity instructions.

http://samplecourses.alphaplus.ca/course/view.php?id=49

Voki: Speaking Avatars

You can choose from a range of faces. Once you have chosen your character, you can choose clothing, glasses, and jewellery. You can choose the background and the colour of your player to match the colour scheme of your program or website.

You can modify skin, eye and hair colours, and change the width of the different features.

Voki: Speaking Avatars

cupe.alphaplus.ca/moodle1

Voki: Speaking Avatars

There are three ways to record a message.

Each recording can be 60 seconds long.

Voki: Speaking Avatars

You cannot download and save your Voki but you can share it in a number of ways. When you have finished your recording, click on Publish.

Voki: Speaking Avatars

Once the Voki has saved you will be taken to a page where you can choose how to share your Voki.

Post it on a blog, a Facebook page or other social network sites. Bookmark it on a number of sites. Copy the embed code and paste it into the html of a website or learning platform page.

Voki: Speaking Avatars

Create a URL so that you can share the link with people.

www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=5793711&height=267&width=200

Using Google Reader to manage RSS feeds

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY section on AlphaPlus website in May:http://alphaplus.ca/en/featured-technology/484.html

FROM THE FIELD showcases how Tracey used Voki:http://alphaplus.ca/en/spotlight/485.html

Sample Moodle course with Voki: http://samplecourses.alphaplus.ca/course/view.php?id=49

Other topics we covered in our Tech Tuesdays sessions:http://alphaplustechtuesdays.pbworks.com

Thank you for your participation!MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS