Voxopop: Voiced based e-learning tool. Voxopop is used by educators all over the world, Voxopop talk groups are a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills. They are a bit like message boards, but use voice rather than text and have a specialized user interface. No longer confined to a physical classroom, teachers and students of oral skills can interact from home, or even from opposite sides of the planet.
Voxopop works in:1. Language learning2. Conversation practice3. Collaboration projects4. Oral presentations.http://www.voxopop.com/
How to use Voxopop:• When you open the Voxopop page you will get the home page, where you will see options like:• HOME: On this page you will see what Voxopop has to offer.• EXPLORE: If you want to look at how Voxopop is used by others, you can click on ‘Explore’ and check out on the talkgroups that are public.• START A TALKGROUP: You can create your own talkgroup by clicking here and filling up the form that is provided. After you have created your talkgroup, you can send invitation to your students, friend and family.
• HELP: Incase you face some difficulty in using Voxopop, like uploading or listening to your group members, you can always take help by clicking on the ‘Help’ option and follow the instructions given there.• BLOG: If you want to know about the changes made to Voxopop by the creator, you can check it here.• CONTACT: After using Voxopop, if you have any queries or complaints, you can always provide your feedback to the provided links.
Features of functionality Affordances1. Create groups. Allows collaborative information discovery and sharing2. Ability to post Communities of learnersasynchronous comments can see and respond torelated to the topic or the the cumulative postingscomments posted. and ‘collective wisdom’
3. Ability to invite groups and The ‘learning conversation’keep the thread private, public can be managed by theor a mixture teacher or learner to ensure it is open to the appropriate audience4. Foster identity exploration: Empathy (encouraging learnersindividualization and to see the world fromsocialization. alternate perspectives)
5. Bycarefully selecting a 5. New knowledge is createdsuitable piece of work learners through the incongruitycould be asked to undertake a between people’s knowledgeseries of different roles. and the information in the Voxopop.
Conclusion:The aim and objective for the creation ofVoxopop, was to bring people together in anenvironment of constructive communication,be a bridge between people of different social,political and religious contexts.