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VOICETHREAD FOR
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
Addressing the
needs of diverse learners
Who are we?
Dr. Jaimie Hoffman
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
University of Southern California
jaimie.hoffman@...
AUDIENCE QUESTION
Please introduce yourself by typing
your name, position, institution and
one interesting fact about you ...
“
What are we covering today?
AUDIENCE QUESTION
How much have you already used
VoiceThread?
a. Never
b. A few times
c. Often
d. We are besties
PRINCIPLES OF
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
http://www.udlcenter.org/
ACTIVE LEARNING CREDO
What I hear, I forget.
What I hear and see, I remember a little.
What I hear, see, and ask questions...
A tour of examples
In what ways can students use
VoiceThread to demonstrate learning?
GAIN CONFIDENCE IN
EARLY INTRODUCTIONS
CREATE AND PRESENT
AN ARGUMENT
INTEGRATE ARTS AND SCIENCES WITH
VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES
“We do not learn from
experience…
we learn from reflecting on
experience.”
-John Dewey
REFLECT ON QUESTIONS
COLLABORATE WITH
PEERS NEAR AND FAR
RESEARCH & PRESENT
CONTENT
FINDING CURRENT DATA
ROLE PLAY
SHARE SNAPSHOT OF
LEARNING FOR FORMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
ANALYZE PEER WORK
‘Cultural’ Group
Presentations with
Peer (Individual) Feedback
STORYTELLING Part 1
STORYTELLING Part 2
AUDIENCE QUESTION
Other ideas for demonstrating
student learning?
Please type your
answers in the chat box.
MOBILE IDEAS!
● Collect and share data from the field
● Record sample demonstrations of
work (e.g. student teaching, speak...
AUDIENCE QUESTION
What ideas do you have for mobile
use?
Please type your
answers in the chat box.
THE REASON
Guidelines for use
Recommendations based on our experiences so far
ASSIGNMENT BUILDER
● VT works off of percentage
● Only works with LTI
● Students must press submit button (see next
slide)
SETTING EXPECTATIONS
Approach from the context
of a conversation - much
like a class discussion.
Set clear, minimal
expect...
AUDIENCE QUESTION
Which best represents your
thoughts on setting expectations
for discussion?
a. set specific # of minimum...
YOUR ROLE
● Determine your role in advance
● Share this role with the students
AUDIENCE QUESTION
What is one word that you would
use to describe the role you might
play when facilitating a
VoiceThread?...
The Debate
VideoVoice Text
AUDIENCE QUESTION
Which approach will you take?
a. require video comments from the start
b. eventually require video
c. ne...
Benefits
What are the positives?
AUDIENCE QUESTION
Share one benefit of VoiceThread
(type your response in the chat
box)
OUR THOUGHTS
HUMANIZES
Humanizes asynchronous
online discussion
REFLECTION
Allows for reflection
ACTIVE LEARNING
Facilitat...
Drawbacks
What are the challenges?
AUDIENCE QUESTION
Share one drawback of
VoiceThread (type your response
in the chat box)
OUR THOUGHTS
NOT THREADED
No threaded discussion can
make it difficult to follow
conversation
NO LIKE BUTTON
Can’t quickly...
FREE ACCOUNT
● Includes:
○ unlimited voice commenting
○ ability to create 5
VoiceThreads
● Does not include the ability to...
● Support documents
● Support contact
● VoiceThread and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
workshop
● VoiceThread YouTube...
THANKS!
Any questions?
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners
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VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners

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This presentation discusses ways that individuals can use VoiceThread for facilitating Universal Design. Also provided are recommended guidelines for using VoiceThread along with some strengths and disadvantages of the tool.

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VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners

  1. 1. VOICETHREAD FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Addressing the needs of diverse learners
  2. 2. Who are we? Dr. Jaimie Hoffman Assistant Professor of Clinical Education University of Southern California jaimie.hoffman@usc.edu @jaimieLhoffman Dr. Jaime Hannans Assistant Professor of Nursing CSU Channel Islands jaime.hannans@csuci.edu @jaimehannans
  3. 3. AUDIENCE QUESTION Please introduce yourself by typing your name, position, institution and one interesting fact about you in the chat box.
  4. 4. “ What are we covering today?
  5. 5. AUDIENCE QUESTION How much have you already used VoiceThread? a. Never b. A few times c. Often d. We are besties
  6. 6. PRINCIPLES OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN http://www.udlcenter.org/
  7. 7. ACTIVE LEARNING CREDO What I hear, I forget. What I hear and see, I remember a little. What I hear, see, and ask questions about or discuss with someone else, I begin to understand. What I hear, see, discuss, and do, I acquire knowledge and skill. What I teach to another, I master. Mel Silberman (1996)
  8. 8. A tour of examples In what ways can students use VoiceThread to demonstrate learning?
  9. 9. GAIN CONFIDENCE IN EARLY INTRODUCTIONS
  10. 10. CREATE AND PRESENT AN ARGUMENT
  11. 11. INTEGRATE ARTS AND SCIENCES WITH VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES
  12. 12. “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” -John Dewey
  13. 13. REFLECT ON QUESTIONS
  14. 14. COLLABORATE WITH PEERS NEAR AND FAR
  15. 15. RESEARCH & PRESENT CONTENT
  16. 16. FINDING CURRENT DATA
  17. 17. ROLE PLAY
  18. 18. SHARE SNAPSHOT OF LEARNING FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
  19. 19. ANALYZE PEER WORK ‘Cultural’ Group Presentations with Peer (Individual) Feedback
  20. 20. STORYTELLING Part 1
  21. 21. STORYTELLING Part 2
  22. 22. AUDIENCE QUESTION Other ideas for demonstrating student learning? Please type your answers in the chat box.
  23. 23. MOBILE IDEAS! ● Collect and share data from the field ● Record sample demonstrations of work (e.g. student teaching, speaking another language, etc.) ● Peer-feedback via text or media ● Student-led sessions around artifacts or current resources related to class ● Weekly check-in’s to facilitate engagement
  24. 24. AUDIENCE QUESTION What ideas do you have for mobile use? Please type your answers in the chat box.
  25. 25. THE REASON
  26. 26. Guidelines for use Recommendations based on our experiences so far
  27. 27. ASSIGNMENT BUILDER ● VT works off of percentage ● Only works with LTI ● Students must press submit button (see next slide)
  28. 28. SETTING EXPECTATIONS Approach from the context of a conversation - much like a class discussion. Set clear, minimal expectations (e.g. # of posts, # of minutes, # of responses, etc.) ● Set two due dates… one for initial response, one for responses to peers. ● Require students to mention other students’ names
  29. 29. AUDIENCE QUESTION Which best represents your thoughts on setting expectations for discussion? a. set specific # of minimums b. approach from context of conversation c. other (explain in chat box)
  30. 30. YOUR ROLE ● Determine your role in advance ● Share this role with the students
  31. 31. AUDIENCE QUESTION What is one word that you would use to describe the role you might play when facilitating a VoiceThread? Click on the link to the Google Form in the chat box to enter your word http://tiny.cc/VTUD
  32. 32. The Debate VideoVoice Text
  33. 33. AUDIENCE QUESTION Which approach will you take? a. require video comments from the start b. eventually require video c. never require video d. it depends (explain in chat box)
  34. 34. Benefits What are the positives?
  35. 35. AUDIENCE QUESTION Share one benefit of VoiceThread (type your response in the chat box)
  36. 36. OUR THOUGHTS HUMANIZES Humanizes asynchronous online discussion REFLECTION Allows for reflection ACTIVE LEARNING Facilitates active (and deeper) learning OPEN-ENDED CONTRIBUTIONS Ability to solicit unstructured and open-ended contributions ALL VOICES HEARD Allows for every student in the class to be heard ASSESSABLE RECORD Assessable record of student engagement/interactions EASE OF USE Easy to use, low barrier for entry MOBILE VoiceThread has an Android and iOS app
  37. 37. Drawbacks What are the challenges?
  38. 38. AUDIENCE QUESTION Share one drawback of VoiceThread (type your response in the chat box)
  39. 39. OUR THOUGHTS NOT THREADED No threaded discussion can make it difficult to follow conversation NO LIKE BUTTON Can’t quickly acknowledge a contribution with like button OPEN-ENDED CONTRIBUTIONS Ability to solicit unstructured and open-ended contributions means there is lots to listen to MOBILE APP Mobile app is not always reliable, but it is better ASSIGNMENT BUILDER Only available with LTI and “submit assignment” button is problematic
  40. 40. FREE ACCOUNT ● Includes: ○ unlimited voice commenting ○ ability to create 5 VoiceThreads ● Does not include the ability to create groups* VOICETHREAD COST HIGHER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR LICENSE ($99 per year) ● Includes: ○ unlimited voice commenting ○ unlimited VoiceThread creation ○ ability to create groups* *Creating a group and sharing a VT with that group is the only way to create a secure environment for VT
  41. 41. ● Support documents ● Support contact ● VoiceThread and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) workshop ● VoiceThread YouTube Channel VOICETHREAD SUPPORT
  42. 42. THANKS! Any questions?

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