VoiceThread is a browser-based application that allows classrooms to have conversations asynchronously around images, videos, documents, presentations, and even lectures. In the classroom, VoiceThread can be used for digital student-portfolios, language practice, lectures; group presentations, community establishment, etc.
More educational applications can be found at http://VoiceThread.com/Library. Additionally, VoiceThread is FREE for ASU instructors and students, is INTEGRATED into ASU Online’s Learning Management System and is INCREDIBLY easy to use.
Dr. Vanna Gonzales uses VoiceThread as an introductory activity in her online Research Methods course to build community.