21 May

I was visiting a library’s website and noticed a unique avatar on the librarian’s profile. The avatar can be created by going to  Voki is a free service that allows anyone to create a personalized speaking avatar and use it on your blog, profile, and in e-mail messages.

Example: Image

Additional Reading:

Au, Wagner J. The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World. New York: Collins, 2008. Print.

Baylor, Amy. “The Design Of Motivational Agents And Avatars.” Educational Technology Research & Development 59.2 (2011): 291-300. Academic Search Premier. Web. 21 May 2012.

 Ebbers, Suzanne J. The Impact of Social Model Agent Type (coping, Mastery) and Social Interaction Type (vicarious, Direct) on Learner Motivation, Attitudes, Social Comparisons, Affect and Learning Performance. , 2007. Internet resource.

Mason, Robin, and Frank Rennie. E-learning: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge, 2006. Print.

Rymaszewski, Michael. Second Life: The Official Guide. San Francisco, Calif: Sybex, 2007. Print.


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