I recently co-presented a session for the Educause Learning Institute’s workshop series, How to Humanize Your Online Course. In our presentation, VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners, we discussed ways that faculty can use VoiceThread for facilitating Universal Design, provided recommended guidelines for using VoiceThread, and some strengths and disadvantages of the tool.

During the presentation, we asked participants to share one word that represents the role they might play when facilitating a VoiceThread. Here’s their responses in Wordle format:

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When you think about facilitating a VoiceThread (or any online discussion, for that matter), what role do you think you’ll play and why?