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Pedagogical roles for audio in online learning

Pedagogical roles for audio in online learning | Innovations in e-Learning |

"First, some advantages:

* it’s much easier to make an audio clip or podcast than a video clip or a simulation

* it requires far less bandwidth than video or simulations, hence downloads quicker and can be used over relatively low bandwidths

* it is easily combined with other media such as text, mathematical symbols, and graphics, allowing more than one sense to be used and allowing for ‘integration’. For examples of what I mean take a look at the UK Open University’s OpenLearn site at:

* some students prefer to learn by listening compared with reading;audio combined with text can help develop literacy skills or support students with low levels of literacy;

* audio provides variety and another perspective from text, a ‘break’ in learning that refreshes the learner and maintains interest

* Nicola Durbridge, in her research at the Open University, found that audio increased distance students’ feelings of personal ‘closeness’ with the instructor compared with video or text, i.e. it is a more intimate medium......"

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The Mindset List: 2018 List

The Mindset List: 2018 List | Innovations in e-Learning |

1. During their initial weeks of kindergarten, they were upset by endlessly repeated images of planes blasting into the World Trade Center.

2. Since they binge-watch their favorite TV shows, they might like to binge-watch the video portions of their courses too.

3. Meds have always been an option.

4. When they see wire-rimmed glasses, they think Harry Potter, not John Lennon.

5. “Press pound” on the phone is now translated as “hit hashtag.”

6. Celebrity “selfies” are far cooler than autographs.

7. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has always been the only news program that really “gets it right.”

8. Hard liquor has always been advertised on television.

9. Ralph Nader has always been running for President of the U.S.....