Voice Thread

VoiceThread allows users to post or upload different types of media (documents, slide presentations, videos or photos) either from a website or from the user’s computer. Comments can be added using a microphone, webcam, mobile phone, or keyboard. A  VoiceThread animation is then created, which the author can share by sending the link or by embedding into an existing website. Viewers use the same tool to add their own comments.

The Flash-based VoiceThread animation now contains the original content and the commentary on it. These group conversations are collected in one place and do not require users to install any software. By providing an easy to use format for showing visual media and adding verbal explanations, VoiceThread can enhance distance learning, particularly for classes that rely on demonstration.

Training:

CIT provides one-on-one training, group workshops, and training designed to meet specific needs of different departments to help faculty and staff integrate technology into their teaching and working environments. For training on VoiceThread, please contact CIT at 572-8130 or cit@westfield.ma.edu.

Resources:

VoiceThread

VoiceThread for Educators

Tutorials:

What is a VoiceThread?

VoiceThread Tutorial

VoiceThread Tutorial 2

VoiceThread Presentation

VoiceThread How to Share

Embedding VoiceThread

Video Doodling

VoiceThread Examples

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Additional Resources:

VoiceThread Extends the Classroom with Interactive Multimedia Albums

Digitally Speaking

VoiceThread4education Wiki

Embedding a VoiceThread on Ning