VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the needs of diverse learners

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  1. 1. VOICETHREAD FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN Addressing the needs of diverse learners
  2. 2. Who are we? Dr. Jaimie Hoffman Assistant Professor of Clinical Education University of Southern California jaimie.hoffman@usc.edu @jaimieLhoffman Dr. Jaime Hannans Assistant Professor of Nursing CSU Channel Islands jaime.hannans@csuci.edu @jaimehannans
  3. 3. AUDIENCE QUESTION Please introduce yourself by typing your name, position, institution and one interesting fact about you in the chat box.
  4. 4. What are we covering today?
  5. 5. AUDIENCE QUESTION How much have you already used VoiceThread? a. Never b. A few times c. Often d. We are besties
  6. 6. PRINCIPLES OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN http://www.udlcenter.org/
  7. 7. ACTIVE LEARNING CREDO What I hear, I forget. What I hear and see, I remember a little. What I hear, see, and ask questions about or discuss with someone else, I begin to understand. What I hear, see, discuss, and do, I acquire knowledge and skill. What I teach to another, I master. Mel Silberman (1996)
  8. 8. A tour of examples In what ways can students use VoiceThread to demonstrate learning?
  9. 9. GAIN CONFIDENCE IN EARLY INTRODUCTIONS
  10. 10. CREATE AND PRESENT AN ARGUMENT
  11. 11. INTEGRATE ARTS AND SCIENCES WITH VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES
  12. 12. We do not learn from experience we learn from reflecting on experience. -John Dewey
  13. 13. REFLECT ON QUESTIONS
  14. 14. COLLABORATE WITH PEERS NEAR AND FAR
  15. 15. RESEARCH & PRESENT CONTENT
  16. 16. FINDING CURRENT DATA
  17. 17. ROLE PLAY
  18. 18. SHARE SNAPSHOT OF LEARNING FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
  19. 19. ANALYZE PEER WORK Cultural Group Presentations with Peer (Individual) Feedback
  20. 20. STORYTELLING Part 1
  21. 21. STORYTELLING Part 2
  22. 22. AUDIENCE QUESTION Other ideas for demonstrating student learning? Please type your answers in the chat box.
  23. 23. MOBILE IDEAS! Collect and share data from the field Record sample demonstrations of work (e.g. student teaching, speaking another language, etc.) Peer-feedback via text or media Student-led sessions around artifacts or current resources related to class Weekly check-ins to facilitate engagement
  24. 24. AUDIENCE QUESTION What ideas do you have for mobile use? Please type your answers in the chat box.
  25. 25. THE REASON
  26. 26. Guidelines for use Recommendations based on our experiences so far
  27. 27. ASSIGNMENT BUILDER VT works off of percentage Only works with LTI Students must press submit button (see next slide)
  28. 28. SETTING EXPECTATIONS Approach from the context of a conversation - much like a class discussion. Set clear, minimal expectations (e.g. # of posts, # of minutes, # of responses, etc.) Set two due dates one for initial response, one for responses to peers. Require students to mention other students names
  29. 29. AUDIENCE QUESTION Which best represents your thoughts on setting expectations for discussion? a. set specific # of minimums b. approach from context of conversation c. other (explain in chat box)
  30. 30. YOUR ROLE Determine your role in advance Share this role with the students
  31. 31. AUDIENCE QUESTION What is one word that you would use to describe the role you might play when facilitating a VoiceThread? Click on the link to the Google Form in the chat box to enter your word http://tiny.cc/VTUD
  32. 32. The Debate VideoVoice Text
  33. 33. AUDIENCE QUESTION Which approach will you take? a. require video comments from the start b. eventually require video c. never require video d. it depends (explain in chat box)
  34. 34. Benefits What are the positives?
  35. 35. AUDIENCE QUESTION Share one benefit of VoiceThread (type your response in the chat box)
  36. 36. OUR THOUGHTS HUMANIZES Humanizes asynchronous online discussion REFLECTION Allows for reflection ACTIVE LEARNING Facilitates active (and deeper) learning OPEN-ENDED CONTRIBUTIONS Ability to solicit unstructured and open-ended contributions ALL VOICES HEARD Allows for every student in the class to be heard ASSESSABLE RECORD Assessable record of student engagement/interactions EASE OF USE Easy to use, low barrier for entry MOBILE VoiceThread has an Android and iOS app
  37. 37. Drawbacks What are the challenges?
  38. 38. AUDIENCE QUESTION Share one drawback of VoiceThread (type your response in the chat box)
  39. 39. OUR THOUGHTS NOT THREADED No threaded discussion can make it difficult to follow conversation NO LIKE BUTTON Cant quickly acknowledge a contribution with like button OPEN-ENDED CONTRIBUTIONS Ability to solicit unstructured and open-ended contributions means there is lots to listen to MOBILE APP Mobile app is not always reliable, but it is better ASSIGNMENT BUILDER Only available with LTI and submit assignment button is problematic
  40. 40. FREE ACCOUNT Includes: unlimited voice commenting ability to create 5 VoiceThreads Does not include the ability to create groups* VOICETHREAD COST HIGHER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR LICENSE ($99 per year) Includes: unlimited voice commenting unlimited VoiceThread creation ability to create groups* *Creating a group and sharing a VT with that group is the only way to create a secure environment for VT
  41. 41. Support documents Support contact VoiceThread and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) workshop VoiceThread YouTube Channel VOICETHREAD SUPPORT
  42. 42. THANKS! Any questions?