Department

College of Education

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1st Non-Empirical Faculty

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Faculty / Staff

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This position paper explored the use of a Web 2.0 technology, VoiceThread, to enhance student engagement and active learning in one business course. The platform was integrated into various learner centered activities together with learner reflections, and relationships to key concepts of an online course as part of a course improvement plan. The researchers found that the use of VoiceThread provided the much-needed momentum by enabling a learning community and encouraging students to become more involved, thereby contributing to their success.

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Using VoiceThread to Promote Active Learning and Learner Engagement in an Online Business Course

This position paper explored the use of a Web 2.0 technology, VoiceThread, to enhance student engagement and active learning in one business course. The platform was integrated into various learner centered activities together with learner reflections, and relationships to key concepts of an online course as part of a course improvement plan. The researchers found that the use of VoiceThread provided the much-needed momentum by enabling a learning community and encouraging students to become more involved, thereby contributing to their success.