VoiceThread is a web-based application for creating asynchronous conversations in the cloud. Each “thread” is a media album with a linear sequence of pages. Users can upload and comment on a single image, video, or document on each page, and others can leave comments too—by text, microphone, web cam, telephone, or by uploading a pre-recorded audio file. Doodling (marking up an image or video) is also supported.
In this workshop, participants will be given temporary VoiceThread accounts so they can:
- interact with sample threads which illustrate promising pedagogical uses;
- test out important features of the tool on one or more threads of their own creation; and
- learn the basics of account management in order to protect both students’ privacy and one’s own time.