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1 Michelle Pacansky-Brock October 27, 2008 This is a VoIP session. All audio will be through your computer without any phone. Building Community Online, Part 4: Collaborating Beyond Text

2 Maximize your CCC Confer window. Ask questions throughout presentation via the chat window or using your microphone (if working) when presenter releases the mic. Turn on or off Closed Captioning by clicking on the icon. Save the presentation or chat by clicking on the icon. Vote Yes or No by using the icon. Housekeeping

3 How to use VoIP To listen, adjust your speaker volume (left bottom of window) To speak youll need a microphone or USB headset. First, run the audio wizard Tools/Audio/Audio Setup Wizard. Second, press on the mic icon when it is free (release when finished speaking)

4 What is a VoiceThread? An online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, presentations, documents and videos). Allows people to make comments in 3 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone) Text video (with a webcam) Allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.

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6 When youre done… Share the url (not detected through a web search) or Embed on a website or within your LMS

7 Potential Educational Uses Discussion Board Alternative Visual and Oral Assessments (art, math, foreign language, poetry, etc.) Lab Reports Instructor or Student Presentations Tutorials Assignment/Syllabus Overview Digital Portfolios (end-of-semester compilation of work) Audio Feedback for Individual Students Other??

8 Why? Promotes active learning Fulfills more learning styles Builds online community Increases instructor presence

9 Discussion Board Doldrums

10 Dynamic, Visual Discussions

11 Student Projects

12 Guest Speakers

13 ESL or Foreign Languages

14 Lab Reports

15 An Example for Educators

16 What do Students Think?

17 Account Options

18 Making a VoiceThread is Easy! 1. Go to: 2. Register for your Free Account. 3. Click on Create. Upload Comment Share

19 Michelle Pacansky-Brock Q&A VoiceThread - more info

20 Evaluation Survey Link

21 Thanks for Attending For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at:


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