How to Engage Students with Interactive Online Lectures (VoiceThread)
Monday, July 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 11:55 PM (PDT)
Join us in LearningStudio for a one-week online asynchronous discussion on using VoiceThread to create interactive online lectures. Participants will first view a 75-minute Magna Online Seminar on the topic and then engage in follow up group discussion in a LearningStudio course discussion board over the course of a week.
Magna Seminar Description:
“Have you heard about VoiceThread? It’s an easy-to-use collaborative tool with some truly exciting possibilities for use in both online and face-to-face classrooms.
You can learn more about it from one of the most respected voices in learning technology during this seminar. At its core, VoiceThread is a tool for combining lecture with discussion in rich ways, using an interaction structure roughly similar to social media. It allows faculty to create presentations based on slideshows, video, text and/or other media, to which students can respond, comment and append things (using the same variety of media) for sharing with both the instructor and fellow students. John Orlando, Ph.D., explores how VoiceThread brings an unprecedented level of student involvement and collaboration to online learning.”
Total participation time: Approx. 2.5 hours.