Texas Tech University

New Technology Notes

 Brian Ditmer

Ron Nail


Text alone, even with pictures or clip art, can't deliver the nuances of expression and emotion that the human voice can bring. The VoiceThread website allows instructors and students to connect on a new level, adding a sense of community to a course. Using voice, video, pictures, and text, a virtual discussion board can be made and ideas passed along in many creative ways.

A simple interface allows uploading of media from YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, websites, or the user's computer, then comments are added via microphone, webcam, keyboard or audio file. Check out voicethread.com to see the many ways that VoiceThread is already being used by instructors at every level of education.