What is it?

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). You can share a VoiceThread with students and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities and pick which comments are shown through moderation. With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. There is no software to install.
For more info visit the Voicethread information page and view the sample voicethread below.

Voicethread in higher education

Univeristy of North Carolina has a Higher Education account. Visit their site for examples and guidelines.
The following slideshare presentation is also a useful capture of one academics experience with voicethread.

Integration with other applications

Voicethread now offers a Moodle filter plugin, and iPod compatible exports.
It also embeds easily into wiki pages, and the content area of Blackboard9
VoiceThreads can also be exported to DVDs as archival movies.


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