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VoiceThread

  1. 1. Do you want to . . .Build community?Reinforce instructor presence?Provide opportunity for small-group collaboration?Increase learning engagement?4/18/2012 1
  2. 2. Conversationsin the Cloud:VoiceThreadCarla Bradleybradleyc@otc.eduhttps://twitter.com/carlabradley1
  3. 3. Online Course Development4/18/2012 3
  4. 4. Online Course Delivery4/18/2012 4
  5. 5. What Is VoiceThread?• “Tools for Conversations around media”• Media aggregator that creates Flash- based animation with original artifact and commentary• Developed at University of North CarolinaEducause: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7050.pdfVoiceThread:http://voicethread.com/support/resources/publications/highered/4/18/2012 5
  6. 6. Explore 3 Uses1. Presentation search in subject area2. Student presentations3. Instructor-created presentations for class discussion4/18/2012 6
  7. 7. Search for Presentations Search for presentations in subject area: https://voicethread.com/#q4/18/2012 7
  8. 8. Comments1. Typed2. Voice (mic , 3 minutes via phone , or audio file )3. Webcam4/18/2012 8
  9. 9. Student Presentations• Clear instructions• Examples4/18/2012 9
  10. 10. Share Student Examples• Get permission• Share a variety4/18/2012 10
  11. 11. Instructor-created Presentations• Instructions• Scoring criteria for participation• Uses (science, language, digital storytelling, music, art, online lecture, tutoring)4/18/2012 11
  12. 12. Michelle Pacansky-Brock• Visual literacy• Online community• Instructor presence – Voice- 94% strongly agreed that hearing voice increased sense of instructor/facilitator presence in learning experience (vs. text-only) – Video- 98% Michelle Pacansky-Brock http://voicethread.com/?#q.b908650.i48367184/18/2012 12
  13. 13. Uploading• PDF• 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024x768 or larger• Settings- public vs. private4/18/2012 13
  14. 14. Making Available• Groups: http://voicethread.com/media/misc/Higher EdProfessorQuickStartGuide.pdf• Sharing (making available): http://voicethread.com/media/misc/sharing _voicethreads.pdf4/18/2012 14
  15. 15. How to Embed?4/18/2012 15
  16. 16. FERPA• Be aware of student privacy• Remove student comments if using from one course copy to another.4/18/2012 16
  17. 17. Accessibility• Section 508• Dyslexia and ADHDhttp://voicethread.com/about/features/accessibility/4/18/2012 17
  18. 18. Important Reminder• Availability and Share options (check settings)• Publishing options, link, embed4/18/2012 18
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