Tracey Mollins – Voki is a free service where you can create talking heads to post on a blog, website or learning platform.
I have been using Voki to help adult literacy learners who are learning at a distance to follow activity instructions. One of the challenges we face when creating online learning opportunities for literacy learners is developing instructions that are short, concise and easy-to-read. Sometimes we make choices about activities based on how complicated the instructions are. I found Voki to be a big help with this. We can expand the range of activities because we can easily create audio supports for learners.
Many online teachers make videos of themselves giving instructions. This is a good practice when we are addressing a group of learners we will be working with for a period of time. The learners like to see our faces and hear our voices, especially if we are only going to meet online.
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