VoiceThread – Why, How and What

Why use VoiceThread?


VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file.

How can I use VoiceThread?

Higher Ed Radiology Case Study from Heather Schmuck

Using VT to enhance Discussion in your course:

Other Examples of VoiceThread Use in Health Science Education
VoiceThread can be integrated in classes in a variety of ways:

  • Create a virtual tour of a hospital, lab or medical facility.
  • Comment on healthcare or diagnosis related images.
  • Create presentations that use audio, video, text as a course assignment.
  • Create a health related public service announcement on an important local or world healthcare issue.
  • Simulate an interview of a medically significant character.
  • Comment on a law, document, chart, or graph related to health science.
  • Practice vocabulary or identification of medical diagnosis.
  • Pose a question or topic and use it as a visual discussion board. See example.
  • Encourage student to student interactions. See example.
  • Upload video to VoiceThread and gather reflections. See example.
  • Evaluate, review or critique an idea or a student presentation

What do Students Think about VoiceThread? VoiceThread

What do I need to know to use VoiceThread?

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