The feature most requested by teachers, learners and language experts was the ability to personalise MYLO, to make it their own and provide feedback on progress.
In the latest release of MYLO we have introduced the Avatar. This allows registered learners to customise their home page and a create a character that represents them on the site. As they develop their language skills learners earn kudos points and badges for exceptional work. A badge could be earned for getting activities right first time or having work published by the teacher.
The more kudos and particularly badges a learner accumulates the more they can personalise their Avatar. They can ‘unclock’ accessories, pets, new backgrounds and so on. As they become better in a language they earn ‘bragging rights’ as their Avatar shows their ability and status. Learners can show off their status through their public home page, showing how many points they have and how cool their Avatar is looking.