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Fotobabble

Introduction

Fotobabble is a photo editing and sharing site. This online service allows you to upload photos and create audio captions for each photo. The edited photos with audio can then be shared via e-mail, a social networking site, or course web site.

The benefits of multimedia instructional materials for students with diverse abilities and needs are significant. Pictures with imbedded audio are one option to delivering course content in a multi-modal format.

 

Please click below for an audio of the introduction to Fotobabble.

 

Instructions on How to Use Fotobabble

Please click here PDF download to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to Fotobabble.

 

For additional information on guidelines for quality and accessibility, please visit the following resources:

Audio Quality Standards:

PDF downloadhttp://www.lehman.edu/faculty/hoffmann/itc/techteach/audio/Audio_guidelines.html
PDF downloadhttp://www.lehman.edu/faculty/hoffmann/itc/techteach/audio/audiotechinfo.html
PDF downloadhttp://www.lehman.edu/faculty/hoffmann/itc/techteach/audio/Audio_on_your_computer.html

Audio Accessibility Guidelines:

PDF downloadhttp://www.usa.gov/webcontent/accessibility/508compliant-and-accessible-multimedia.shtml

Technical Requirements and Where to Access Fotobabble

No specific software is required to use Fotobabble. A microphone is required to record an audio segment. Fotobabble will work with any operating system and Internet browser.

 

Go to www.fotobabble.com to access Fotobabble.

 

Picture of the Fotobabble name and logo.

 
Reviews

Every e-Tool in the e-Toolbox was reviewed by either a UDI Online Project research and design team member, or one or several faculty at five partner institutions who incorporated a specific e-Tool into an online or blended course they taught. Faculty from these partner institutions also requested that students review the e-Tool included in a course or products created through the use of the e-Tool (e.g., documents, videos, audio clips, or other items). Likert scale surveys with open-ended questions were used by respondents.  Feedback from the reviewing UDI Online team member or faculty who used a tool is presented in addition to student ratings when available.

 

e-Tool Review Results

Faculty e-Tool Review Results
Number of faculty reviewers: 1

The one reviewer of this e-tool felt this tool was easy to find on the web and easy to download. She agreed with the statement that the e-tool was easy to incorporate into her course. The professor used the e-tool to allow students to demonstrate understanding or mastery of content. She strongly agreed that this e-tool exemplified the Principles of Universal Design for Instruction within her course. The instructor commented that the benefit of this e-tool was that “It is great for the visual learner. I reviewed radiographic images and also asked the students to post their own Fotobabble for a pathology assignment. They [students] had to really organize their thoughts to present information in the one-minute time limit. It assessed presentation skills, verbal skills and content mastery.” She did not comment on the drawbacks of using this e-tool. The reviewer would use the e-tool in another course to facilitate communication with and between students, and allow students to demonstrate understanding or mastery of content. The reviewer did not use the instructional guide for this e-tool.