Come and hear how VoiceThread is used to support and enhance student learning in a variety of disciplines. VoiceThread is a tool that allows instructors and students to upload media such as videos, slideshows, and images, and have asynchronous conversations about the material. This ability is important in online courses where students are likely balancing work, family, and other obligations and are quite possibly located in various time zones around the world. A student using VoiceThread may contribute to a conversation by leaving video, audio, or text comments at their convenience without missing a word of the conversation. VoiceThread is a robust and powerful tool for facilitating peer-to-peer as well as student-instructor communication. In this panel presentation, faculty and instructional support staff will consider the following questions and more: How is the tool used to support learning in different disciplines? What are the pros and cons of using VoiceThread over other educational technology tools such as discussion boards and web-conferencing platforms? What does the faculty member need to be aware of in terms of accessibility and how have faculty made accommodations for students in the past? What do students think of VoiceThread? How is the tool used to support learning in different disciplines? Examples of VoiceThreads in disciplines from Language to Studio Art will be considered as well as creative and innovative approaches to instruction and assessment using VoiceThread. What are the pros and cons of using VoiceThread over other educational technology tools such as discussion boards and web-conferencing platforms? We’ll highlight unique features of VoiceThread such as the Doodle tool, the ability to leave voice comments over the phone, the option for instructors to moderate comments, and more! What does the faculty member need to be aware of in terms of accessibility and how have faculty made accommodations for students in the past? Accessibility concerns related to VoiceThread are common. We’ll consider real world examples of accommodations that have been made for students. Additionally, we’ll offer resources to participants that will guide them in the process of working with their institutions to integrate VoiceThread with an approved DECT vendor, to streamline captioning requests in the VoiceThread tool. What do students think of VoiceThread? We’ll present feedback from actual students who have used VoiceThread in their online classes.
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