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  • For purposes of Entertainment, information, education
    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
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  • Can You Hear Me Now 2 25 09 Slideshare

    1. 1. “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
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. Where do audio files come from and how are they made available to others?
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. Creating Audio Content • Audacity software –Open source sound editing application –Cross-platform –Use to create and/or edit sound files • Digital Recorder
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. EDITING AUDIO • Audacity – PC & Mac • Many other options www.tucows.com www.macupdate.com WAV – CD quality sound MP3 – compressed audio (smaller file) WMA – PC AIFF - Mac Audio for PowerPointAudio for PowerPoint
    12. 12. Inserting Audio ClipInserting Audio Clip
    13. 13. Prepare a Presentation Folder My Show FolderMy Show Folder
    14. 14. My Show FolderMy Show Folder Transferring PresentationTransferring Presentation

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