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Technology

VoiceThread

What is it?

VoiceThread is an online collaboration tool that offers a way to post an image or video (among other formats) and collect audio commentary from different users. Each commentary becomes an icon adjacent to the
subject image, resulting in a "halo" of commentaries.

Screenshot of VoiceThread

What is it good for?

  • It's perfect for visual disciplines that explore multiple perspectives.
  • Unlike a wiki, which is essentially text-based, VoiceThread literally places the image at the center. This can be useful for faculty who wish to break free of text-based analysis

Campus projects using VoiceThread

Further reading

If you're interested in finding out more about VoiceThread:

  • Talk to Vicki Bartolini or Kim Miller about their experiences with VoiceThread in the classroom
  • Contact your technology liaison
  • Persue the VoiceThread website, which has several samples. Plus, accounts are free if you want to take it out for a spin.

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