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ATEM-SSCC-09_Cluett_Voki characters


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These slides were used by Dr Lisa Cluett during her ATEM-SSCC-09 presentation on the 24th April 2009 entitled 'Engaging students using animated characters – hosting student experiences online'

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ATEM-SSCC-09_Cluett_Voki characters

  1. 1. Engaging students using animated characters – hosting student experiences online Dr Lisa Cluett ATEM-SSCC-09. 24th April 2009
  2. 2. Justification <ul><li>We think professional staff are key to student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>We place a high value on experiences and stories </li></ul><ul><li>We think online services can be part of a good program </li></ul><ul><li>We think there are levels of interactivity of Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>We are close to knowing what our students want </li></ul>UWA context OSJ Project NODE surveys
  3. 3. Principles of learning and service delivery <ul><li>Building on f2f programs </li></ul><ul><li>Getting more value </li></ul><ul><li>Student storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of trust and connection </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Widens student participation </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the puzzle </li></ul>
  4. 5. Examples <ul><li>Student describing how they improved their English language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Rural student talking about moving to Perth and living in a UWA college </li></ul><ul><li>Staff inviting students to join a new program </li></ul><ul><li>Building a campaign to promote an event </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a distinct ‘character’ to talk to users </li></ul>
  5. 8. Issues Issues for users Accessibility – text transcripts, info on file size Interaction – subscription, posting questions, blog, folksonomy Issues for ICT designers Maintenance – staff time and skills required Relevance – keeping content useful and timely Issues for institutions Cultural implications Social and generational issues Socio-political concerns
  6. 9. Key software facts Basic, FAQ and interactive Basic only Models Web link No advertising Banner ads Advertising Basic package US$99 pa Totally free Cost SitePal Voki Software name
  7. 10. More info <ul><li>Dr Lisa Cluett, Student Services, UWA </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: 08 6488 1221 </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: follow lisacluett at </li></ul><ul><li>All papers available online </li></ul>