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So, you've just created a workspace. Great! Now, personalize your workspace by adding a profile picture. 


You can upload a picture or create an avatar like this one! 






How to set up a profile picture or avatar:


  1. Go to your PBworks Account at my.pbworks.com
  2. Click the Profile tab. 
  3. Next, scroll down to the "Profile Picture" section. 
  4. Upload a .jpg, .gif, or .png image file of yourself, your classroom, or anything you'd like!  But remember, the file must be under 200kb. 


For more detailed instructions, learn from our user manual located here.



Creating an Avatar  

You can click on the avatar above or go here to create a free avatar.  Customize everything on your avatar from its hair to its clothing!


Not sure if an Avatar is right for you?

Thoughts from the BPSC training tutorial:

Many educators think of an avatar as something which is used for gaming or for social networking; they see little educational value and some dangers in creating avatars.  Preliminary research (Vilhjálmsson, 2003; Wang, Chignell, and Ishizuka, 2005) however indicates that users found similar learning tasks easier and more enjoyable, and the learning environment to be more personable and less threatening when avatars were utilized.  The use of avatars in online learning appears to connect the learners in meaningful ways and assist in building both vibrant online communities which makes sense because we know that learning takes place in a social environment, and cognitive understanding and personal construction of knowledge depend on relations with others (Fung, 2004; Richardson and Swan, 2003; Vygotsky, 1978).




Comments (1)

Christopher said

at 5:30 pm on Feb 1, 2011

cool + yay 1st 2 ccomment

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