Sunday, August 23, 2009


Course notes from FAHE11001 - Manage E-Learning

Voice Thread

Powerful critiquing technology that allows you to make a range of comment types (text, drawing, voice, file upload and video) on a video or image. In speech pathology it would be a good little project for patients. They can be given an image or video and the patient would make voice comments and be assessed of their language and speech skills.


Allows you to upload audio files and sychronise the audio files with slides from a PowerPoint or Openoffice.

Uses in Speech Pathology
  • used in conference powerpoints
  • steps of swallowing and the brain processes in dot points with an audio files gives better detail, can also be done with a video clip


WikiPedia ia an online encyclopedia that allowes anyone to contribute but also has a set of tight guidelines and rules. As a resource it is quick, exhaustive and easy reference that allows people to develop background knowledge in subject area. In speech pathology it would be good to recommend to patients and their family if they want to understand what something is, for example a part of the bran or the meaning of a word.


Video offers the ability to quicly outline concepts and show things not easily possible on paper or in classroom. It allows you to watch it as many times as possible and where you like and provides a deeper learning.

Uses of Video in Speech Pathology
  • online dissections of the brain
  • relationships between organism structures and speech
  • clips of swallowing, drinking and eating from the inside
  • provide diagrams and pictures
  • video of patients speacking, can be analysed to detect any problems with their mouth movements
  • evidence to show a patients progress

Google Earth

Google earth enables students to see images from different parts of the earth with ability to overlay streets/roads with latitude. Using google earth in speech pathology is limited. Google earth can be used as an engagement tool to keep patietns interested. Patients would search a country or town and then pronounce the name of the country they are searching and also read out the names of streets and the latitude and longitude of the location. This little exercise keeps it interesting because patients can view the names they are pronoucing.


Podcasting involves uploading a media file and an XML file to podcasting server allows students to download these to a products like iTunes and replay it on an MP3/4 player like an ipod. A podcast in an audio file that you can listen to on a computer, or MP3 player video has been included and these are called Vodcasts

Uses of Podcasting in Speech Pathology

Specialist can use Podcasting to:
  • download recordings of patients and re-listen to detect any problems in their language skills
  • record their own thoughts
  • record discussions with patients, family and other specialists
Patients can use Podcasting to:
  • download as an exercise onto their ipods or media files and listen to recordings of different words, slowing pronoucing the words and their meaning and leaves time for patients to repeat and practice those words
  • listen to instructions for exercises, patients can listen as they perform the exercises
  • read and speak a paragraph while being recorded, then specialists can stop recording pinpointing any mistakes they make