I am still working on my mini-conference plan but am having a bit of fun with Voicethreads.
I'll see what happens .. I have shared the link with all FO2010 participants by email .... I hope somebody wants to play along.
Update as at 23 Oct 2010....
Carole and Sarah have both commented on my 'Highs and lows of online learning' voicethread.
Carole has empathised with the amount of info and my frustrations with technology. Her Voicethread presentation is 'amazing' check it out...epCop Voices
Carole has been a great help with technical aspects of getting my voicethread up and running. Thanks so much Carole
Sarah is interested in discussing more about the amount of information that we have to deal with throughout the course.
What info and activities should be dropped out and what should be left in the course?
How to keep things manageable but engage participants and give them the skills to think about online facilitation in a way that is going to be useful to them.
What are your thoughts?
Using Voicethread for facilitating a conversation
Sarah has challenged me to consider....
how I attract people to Voicethread
how I will keep the conversation gonig
what I want my outcome to be
how I instruct people about what Vt is
..........leave it with me Sarah ... I'll get back to you
How would you use Voicethread to facilitate a conversation?
Update as at 26th Oct
Sarah I am finally answering your questions about how to use Vt to facilitate a conversation.
I am thinking that I can attract people to Voicethread by making it as easy as possible to understand how to use it. I plan on making a screencast (using screenr) of how to use Vt and I am going to send (yet another) email telling them that other people have made comment on my Vt, so appealing to their curiosity.
How will I keep the conversation going?
So far the comments that have been made by Carole and Jane have been very honest and I think really insightful. the nature of Vt means that I t uhought I would be unable to add another comment but I have played around and worked out that I can add another comment to another slide/page in Vt. I have also attempted to continue the conversation here in my blogpost. I thought about linking it to a Facebook conversation but they never seemed to be very successful amongst the group.
My outcome..I had no intended outcome for this activity other than to familiarise myself with how Vt works and ask others to comment to play or introduce them to Vt. So far there has not been a huge response however the comments made have been valuable and I believe generated a very honest discussion.
How do I instruct people about what Vt is? I am thinking that I might create the screencast to istruct on how to use Vt, this would give me another opportunity to send an email communication. I could also use this screencast down the track, plus I will get a chance to play around in screencast (who knows what that could turn up?).
NB: I have coloured text for no other reason than to make it easier to read.