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  • It is the line from a Christmas carol, but it can also point to the subjective nature of hearing.

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  • Web 2.0 Tools:
    Learning with Media - Audio
    Monday January 18
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Audio
    What is audio ?
    How can audio be used in learning ?
    Things to consider when using audio.
    Tools for using audio.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    What is audio ?
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  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Audio: (definition)
    - that which relates to audible sound
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  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Examples of audio (audible sounds)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (live)
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Examples of audio (audible sounds)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (live)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (recorded)
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Examples of audio (audible sounds)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (live)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (recorded)
    • Music (live and recorded)
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Examples of audio (audible sounds)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (live)
    • Human generated speech/sounds (recorded)
    • Music (live and recorded)
    • Noise
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Just because you speak (especially as a teacher/instructor), it does not mean that you have been heard.
    (Just think of all the times you have asked a question - only to get a blank stare !!!)
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Do you hear what I hear ?
    It is the line from a Christmas carol, but it can also point to the nature of hearing.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Hearing : (definition)
    the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Hearing VS Listening
    You consciously choose to listen.
    It requires concentration to process for meaning.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How can audio be used in learning ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How can audio be used in learning ?
    http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2009/08/unseen-tv-show-characters-of-day.html
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Audio (auditory learning) has been the standard alternative medium to visual learning.
    Each complements the other.
    spoken
    written
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    Standalone
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used ?
    Standalone
    • Lecture
    • Giving directions/instructions
    • Discussion
    • Other ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    To enhance text
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    To enhance text
    • Elaboration
    • Questioning
    • Other ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    To enhance image
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    To enhance image
    • Give added information
    • Provide context
    • Other ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    To create a mood
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    How audio can be used in learning ?
    To create a mood
    • Music (background)
    • Other ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Who can use audio in learning?
    Instructor
    • Directions
    • Elaboration
    • Questioning
    • Other ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Who can use audio in learning?
    Learner
    • Elaboration
    • Questioning
    • Feedback
    • Other ?
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Why use audio in learning?
    Dual-coding theory
    • Learners receive graphics and text through the same channel (visually).
    • Text and graphics can compete with each other.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Why use audio in learning?
    Dual-coding theory
    • A complex diagram with a text description of its elements next to it can overload for the learner.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Why use audio in learning?
    Dual-coding theory
    • Audio comes through a different channel (as in, your ear). Think about removing the text, or paring it back. Then use audio to narrate the elements in your graphic.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Why use audio in learning?
    Dual-coding theory
    • http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Dual-coding_theory
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-coding_theory
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Why use audio in learning?
    Audio is more personal* than text
    • Audio carries a lot more personality, tone and conviction than text does.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Why use audio in learning?
    Audio is more personal* than text
    • An expert with a great example to share, or a story to tell can bring it to life.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Things to consider for audio in learning
    Learners can read faster than you can speak.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Things to consider for audio in learning
    When you have text and audio carrying an identical message, the media will fight with each other and the learner will lose. (Closed-captioning and audio on !!!!)
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Things to consider for audio in learning
    Major “faux pas” when using audio:
    • Read the bullets that are on the screen, ask learner to click next, repeat until learner passes out.
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Things to consider for audio in learning
    Keep audio in e-learning of high quality
    • Keep it to 30 seconds if you can
    • Keep it sounding natural- no odd delays or edits
    • Keep the volume consistent between clips
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Tools for using audio
    Computer-based
    • Sound Recorder (PC)
    • SimpleSound (Mac)
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Tools for using audio
    Download
    • Audacity (download)
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net
    • Switched on: learning through audio
    http://www.valbec.org.au/documents/SwitchedOn.pdf
  • Learning with Media - Audio
    Tools for using audio
    Web
    • Aviary (Myna) Web-based
    http://aviary.com/tools/myna