Hot Team: VoiceThread
A summer 2009 hot team investigated VoiceThread, a Web-based application that allows users to create a shared presentation as a media album that visitors can asynchronously comment on by text, voice, or video.
The presentation can include any form of digital media. VoiceThread allows an entire group conversation to be collected from anywhere in the world and then shared for playback in one place. The application is designed to be user-friendly and require minimum technical ability. VoiceThread allows instructors to tap into the trend toward collaboration, group interaction, and teamwork that is becoming the norm in education and the modern workplace. Faculty hot team member Dan Berman used VoiceThread in his Roman archaeology course. He created instructional slides, then required students to add comments. He then had students produce their own VoiceThreads.
Based on the outcomes of this Hot Team, VoiceThread has been licensed by Penn State and should be available for all members of the University starting in the Fall of 2010.
VoiceThread is a Web-based application that allows users to create a shared presentation as a media album that visitors can comment on by text, voice, or video.
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