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Educator Avatars: What do learners think?

14 August 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar

Dr Deniese Cox is back to share her research-based, practical insights, which will be explored in this exciting new webinar designed for those using or interested in using avatars to deliver learning content.

Avatars certainly offer a budget-friendly and efficient method for develping learning material.

But you might wonder, how do they actually engage learners?

Do you ever wonder if avatars can make education  more exciting and enjoyable for students?

Well, you're in luck!


A big trend right now is using avatars to present learning content in a cost-effective, efficient way. As one of the fastest-growing tech trends that many VET providers are embracing, what do we know about the effectiveness of these tools? Has anyone asked learners what they think?

Well, yes, someone has!

Our favourite online VET researcher, Dr Deniese Cox from, has investigated the types of avatars that are being increasingly used in our sector, and she’s been working with learners to understand what differences exist when content is presented by an avatar instead of an educator.

You don’t want to miss this essential webinar which shares practical insights that are critical for anyone using, or considering using, avatars to present learning content.

Key topics covered in this webinar

  • See the 3 most commonly used forms of presenting avatars
  • Learn how students respond to different avatar forms
  • Identify best-practice in your own teaching context

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Monday 14th August 2023
11:00am - 12.00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Educators
  • Learning designers
  • Resourcing decision-makers

What to expect

Presented by Dr Deniese Cox, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Dr Deniese Cox, Founder


Deniese is known as the go-to source for exceptional online teaching strategies that really are effective. Every research-driven strategy presented by Deniese in her PD has been extensively trialled, refined, and proven to work in a variety of VET settings by diverse educators and learners. 

With extensive hands-on experience of her own in the online space, a Masters in online learning, and a PhD in online VET, Deniese is ideally placed to help all educators and teams cut through the noise around teaching online. 

Her ongoing research is what enables Deniese to continuously bring you the latest insights, and her commitment to developing practical strategies is what makes her PD really stand out. Deniese is consistently one of our highest rated presenters, so don’t miss this opportunity to spend an hour with her live online. 

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Dr Deniese Cox before the session, please email

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