It has been a goal of mine for quite some time to learn how to create embodied conversational agents (i.e., avatars). The opportunity presented itself this semester and I could not pass up the opportunity to try and learn it for a project in my LT 8000 course, Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology, and in particular my IDT Timeline project.
But as it turns out, Prezi, the presentation format I am using to present the timeline does not allow me to embed the ECA urls into the presentation. BUMMER! So, instead, I have to direct folks to my blog to view the Skinner and Dale ECA’s. Poor technology planning on my part. Lesson learned indeed!
By the way, I used SitePal to create the ECAs. The software was amazingly very simple to use. My mentor gave me a 30 minute crash course on a few terms and how to upload a few files and within minutes I was off and running. Many thanks to Dr. Kinnis Gosha, Director of the Moreouse College Culturally Relevant Computing Lab (CRCL).
Believe it or not, once I had located a decent photo of both Skinner and Dale and selected the script I wanted to use, the ECAs were fully created in less than 20 minutes each start to finish.
Below is my Timeline Presentation using Prezi. Enjoy! http://prezi.com/hsvllwf9eviy/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
Until next week, happy learning……………….