A free slide show resource which can include pictures, documents, and videos. Both auditory and written comments can be added to the presentation. This collaborative tool also allows comments to be added once the presentation is shared with others.
-easy to use -user-friendly interface -personalization through identities (avatars) -moderation of comments (which comments can be shown to public) -embedding the VoiceThread multimedia presentation on web sites or blogs -exporting audio and video files from multimedia presentation -setting privacy options on multimedia presentations -possibility of creating and joining different groups -integration to LMS system (Moodle) and social web sites (Facebook, Blogger) -no software installation is needed
-in free version only 3 Voicethreads can be created -also in free version user can upload files which are less than 25 MB -export option is commercial -requires high bandwidth -sometimes can be slow -space limit to 2GB -doesn't support all browsers
Other Benefits of VoiceThread : By:Stein Brunvand and Sara Byrd http://voicethread.com/media/misc/support/JTECVoiceThread.pdf Two quotes about keeping the students engaged and using problem-based theory with VoiceThread.
"It is specifically designed to promote the
collaborative development of knowledge by providing students the opportunity to share their voice, quite literally, and express opinions regardless of their
"Innovative technological tools, programs, and software can be used to promote student engagement, motivation, and ultimately enhance the quality of the learning experience for all students."