VoiceThread for Orienting EdTech - Review and consider possibilities
Last updated on 20/11/2020
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This guide provides context and support for using VoiceThread as a vehicle for orienting student cohorts or ‘getting to know each other’ use cases.
VoiceThread is a tool for enhancing communication and engagement with content and each other.
The true power of VoiceThread in this context is the ability to create a ‘sense of belonging and engagement’ for students and to instill a supportive ‘presence’ within the Course/Instructor context.
VTs can also be used to measure engagement in the first few weeks as a great way to 'get to know each other and the Learning context'. Creating a low-risk Ice-breaker VT is also a great way to introduce VT to students.>Strategies include:
- Create a 'Get to know each other' VT
- Create an engaged Course O/V VT and ask students to comment
- Create a supportive space, the Course Q&A VT
You will find that if you give students the option to comment in voice, video, or text, most will choose text. Keep in mind that students will be nervous — so leaving friendly feedback levels the playing field and helps creates a supportive environment for all learners (setting the tone).
The application of VoiceThread to your practice may align with the following:
Academic Plan 2017-2021 - Personalised & Active Learning
GLTC Framework - 'Optimising technologies to support learning'
Important - Always access your VT links via L@G to avoid user-account conflict.
You and your Students will need access to the following equipment:
- Laptop, phone or device with camera and microphone
- PC with USB microphone or camera
Setting up for a VT Orienting Use-case
Basic set-up via Learning@Griffith and guides can be found on ExLNT (Explore Learning and Teaching) VoiceThread Overview and Guides.
Can I measure engagement without giving Marks?
Yes. Click the VT assignment you created for students in your Learning@Griffith Course, you will see who has submitted and can remind students from the VT interface.
Other VT Use-cases can be found by searching VoiceThread or selecting 'Related Entries'.
Griffith Graduate Attributes
The use of VoiceThread may assist the attainment of the following Griffith Graduate Attributes:
- Effecitve communicators and collaborators
- Innovative, created and entrepreneurial
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VoiceThread for Orienting. Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/7248/view(2020).