Articulating Educational Philosophies via VoiceThread: Digital Narratives in the Graduate Classroom

ID: 51521 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Sandra Guzman Foster and Lucretia Fraga, University of the Incarnate Word, United States

The following exploratory qualitative research study examines the impact of using VoiceThread in a graduate classroom as a tool for reflection and articulation of one’s educational philosophy beyond the classroom walls. The specific goal was to determine the efficacy in using VoiceThread as a tool to enhance learning in a graduate level course for students studying the foundations of educational philosophies. Data analysis indicates that the media platform provided by VoiceThread, offered opportunities for students to articulate their philosophies of education as well as engage students. This study confirms that well designed classroom activities that incorporate technology tools have the capability to enhance student learning beyond the classroom walls.

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