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VoiceThread 101: Getting Up and Running with an Innovative -- And Easy-to-use -- Collaborative Learning Tool

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Presenter(s)
Jaimie Hoffman (CSU Channel Islands, USA)
Patrick Crispen (University of Southern California, USA)
Session Information
April 22, 2015 - 10:30am
Track: 
Effective Teaching and Learning Pedagogy
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Applied Use (technology or pedagogy)
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Emerging Technology (tools or processes)
Institutional Level: 
Multiple
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Interactive Workshop
Location: 
Lone Star C4
Session Duration: 
90 Minutes
Session: 
Workshop Session 2
Virtual Session
Abstract

Are you looking for an easy-to-use tool that promotes student engagement and motivation while simultaneously enabling learners to connect asynchronously in a way that feels personal and humanized? Come learn about the power of VoiceThread!

Extended Abstract

This hands-on, interactive session will provide attendees with the opportunity to get a clear understanding of what VoiceThread is, the varied ways the presenters have used VoiceThread, and field-tested guidelines and best practices to consider when using VoiceThread. Attendees will then engage in a discussion about the benefits and challenges of VoiceThread and share any concerns they may have about using the tool. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience with using VoiceThread; they will create a VoiceThread with individuals seated at their table and participate in another tableƍs VoiceThread.

Participant learning objectives

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will be able to:

Summarize the function of VoiceThread
List 3 ways they would use VoiceThread in instruction
Describe 2 guidelines to consider when using VoiceThread
Explain the benefits and drawbacks of VoiceThread
Create a VoiceThread
Participate in a VoiceThread

Workshop interaction

Interaction will be woven throughout this presentation beginning with an invitation (shared via twitter) to attendees to participate in a VoiceThread before the conference begins.

Attendees will use VoiceThread at varied times during the presentation and participate through small and large group discussion.

Lead Presenter

Patrick Crispen (University of Southern California, USA)

Patrick Crispen is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the University of Southern California's (USC) Rossier School of Education and is also a program manager and educational program designer at USC's Center for Scholarly Technology. Crispen's research focuses are the effective and efficient use of cognitive task analysis in education as well as the creation of enterprise-level evaluative frameworks to align existing educational technologies with the pedagogical needs of research-intensive higher education institutions. Crispen has over 20 years of experience in the field of educational technology. He was a simulations director for and founding staff member of the Space Academy Level II Program (now called "Advanced Space Academy") at the United States Space Camp, has co-authored two classroom technology textbooks, and has been a consultant for several organizations including PriceWatehouseCoopers, the United States Army, and the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).

Jaimie Hoffman

Jaimie Hoffman (CSU Channel Islands, USA)

Dr. Jaimie Hoffman serves as an Instructional Technologist and lecturer at CSU Channel Islands. She has experience as an adjunct faculty member at CSU Channel Islands, CSU Northridge, Messiah College, and Salem State University, teaching face-to-face and online courses on assessment, education, communication, diversity, and leadership to undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, Jaimie has over fifteen years of experience educating students in the co-curricular environment; Jaimie held leadership roles in various areas of student affairs including: assessment and training, new student programs, orientation, leadership programs, residential education, judicial affairs, campus recreation, and career services.

Jaimie received her Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of California Los Angeles; her research interests include assessment in higher education, leadership development among college students and use of technology for advancing student learning and meeting student needs.