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Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Digital You...Digital Me

Digital You...Digital Me

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I blogged recently about the about the importance of identity. And after featuring my avatar in a recent discussion I had at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I thought it would be fun to share…Ants. 

Ants is my Xbox Live avatar and a connected Windows Live identity persistent across Live experiences, collaboration platforms, instant messaging, etc.  Whether it’s through things like Xbox Live, Second Life or learning management systems like Moodle, digital avatars are increasingly a part of how we express ourselves, communicate and collaborate.  If used properly, they can be a safe alternative to photographs and help students get more personally engaged in their online learning experience and collaborations.

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  • I see this using windows expression to create the avatars. Do you have an easy way/video(s) to teach this to teachers.

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