Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/17/2008

Experiencing eLearning

The power of Voice in online classrooms

E-Learning Acupuncture

Welcome to Voicethread. It gets much closer to that providing that intangible feeling of face-to-face discussion while being completely asynchronous. If you want more info on Voicethread be sure to watch the intro video ([link] from the makers of Voicethread themselves. Also, visit (and contribute to) the Voicethread page on the classroom 2.0 wiki for additional resource related to Voicethread. Consider this scenario.


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How to Help Your Employees L-O-V-E Online Learning


Using tools like VoiceThread, which allow you to have asynchronous voice and video conversations with learners. Did you know that 77 percent of companies in the U.S. offer corporate training via an online platform? There are several reasons for this, reduced costs of learning and increased convenience for learners being just two of them.

To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

To build a sense of wonder before each class, I like to set up a virtual polling question or discussion board about the topic to be addressed in the lecture, and then have students asynchronously collaborate with each other. I use a combination of our school’s learning management system (LMS) but often use external websites such as Polldaddy , Todaysmeet , Padlet , or Voicethread just to make things more interesting and add variety.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

This is probably more information than you are accustomed to providing at the outset, but it is crucial that learners understand exactly what is expected — especially if the course is asynchronous. VoiceThread — presentation videos with voice annotation.

Web Communications (Almost Always) for Free

Web Tools for Learners

If you just want a way for a group’s members to communicate, check out Google Groups – [link] – It’s free, email-based and asynchronous. You might find VoiceThreads interesting too – [link]. The other day I wrote up a collection of information for a non-profit starting to get into social media. Thought I might as well share it more broadly. Blogs can be free – for example.