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  • “ Can you hear me now?” Easy and Effective Ways to Enhance Teaching and Learning with Audio Content Janet Jordan Steve McDermott Institute for Teaching and Learning University of Connecticut
  • Things we listen to
    • Music: instrumental, vocal
    • Spoken word: stories, literature, News reports, Lectures, Interviews, Commentary, comedy, Language lessons, Weather reports, Explanations
    • Instructions: meditation guide, exercise
    • Sounds of nature: wind, ocean, waterfall, insects, wildlife
    • City sounds: traffic, sirens, honking, buses, subway
    • Human sounds: Voice disorders, heart beats, accents, breathing
    • Animal sounds: bird calls/songs, moo, roars, barks
  • Teaching & Learning Applications
    • Examples:
      • Step-by-step instructions
      • Normal vs. abnormal heart sounds
      • Supplemental lecture material
      • “ Field trips” via podcast
      • Recorded comments on language skills
  • Student Generated Audio Content
    • Peer review of writing
    • Foreign language samples
    • Reading poetry, lit passages, plays
    • Creating news spots, conducting interviews
    • Observations, comments, explanations
    • Giving explanations, examples
    • Contributing questions
  • Where do audio files come from and how are they made available to others?
  • Finding Audio Content
    • Internet Archive
    • Creative Commons
    • University collections (Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, MIT)
    • Museum sites
    • Organizations/Agencies (NASA)
    • News/broadcasting services (BBC, NPR, PBS)
    • CDs that you own
  • Creating Audio Content
    • Audacity software
      • Open source sound editing application
      • Cross-platform
      • Use to create and/or edit sound files
    • Digital Recorder
  • Podcasts
    • True Podcasts:
      • Audio content delivered via RSS feed
    • RSS = Really Simple Syndication
    • Process for listener
      • Subscribe to a feed
      • Get automatic updating of your content
      • Listen using MP3 player on computer and/or portable device
  • Podcasting
    • Create audio content
    • Make it available as RSS feed for subscribers
    • Process for creator
      • Use Audacity or other tool to create MP3
      • Upload (post) file to podcast hosting service (e.g. PodBean.com, Libsyn.com) or learn the code needed to create the RSS feed file needed to provide podcasts from your own website
  • Using Audio without Podcasting
    • In HuskyCT
      • Post on Folder Pages or in Learning Modules
      • As Discussion, Mail, or Assignment attachments
      • In Quizzes questions
      • Narrated PowerPoints
    • In Class
      • Off a USB drive or CD
      • In a PPT
    • EDITING AUDIO
    • Audacity – PC & Mac
    • Many other options
    WAV – CD quality sound MP3 – compressed audio (smaller file) WMA – PC AIFF - Mac Audio for PowerPoint www.tucows.com www.macupdate.com
  • Inserting Audio Clip
    • Prepare a Presentation Folder
    My Show Folder
  • My Show Folder Transferring Presentation