Presentation on theme: "Michelle Pacansky-Brock October 27, 2008 This is a VoIP session. All audio will be through your computer without any phone. Building Community Online,"— Presentation transcript:
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
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
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)
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.
When youre done… Share the url (not detected through a web search) or Embed on a website or within your LMS
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??
Why? Promotes active learning Fulfills more learning styles Builds online community Increases instructor presence
Discussion Board Doldrums
Dynamic, Visual Discussions
ESL or Foreign Languages
An Example for Educators
What do Students Think?
Making a VoiceThread is Easy! 1. Go to: 2. Register for your Free Account. 3. Click on Create. Upload Comment Share
Michelle Pacansky-Brock Q&A VoiceThread - more info
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