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Voice Recording Tools

Voice Recording Tools | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our voice is one of the most powerful tools we possess, but many times we default to writing instead of talking. There are definitely times when writing is the way to go, but there are other situations when spoken words can have a dramatic impact.
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Voice = Presence -  these tools will help you speak to your students. 

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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, November 15, 11:26 PM

Voice = Presence -  these tools will help you speak to your students. 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 17, 11:00 AM
Having your  ESL/EFL students record themselves is a great way to assess pronunciation and fluency.  Here are some tools to get started.
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Joyce Valenza Says: New Google Voice Typing & Transcription works!

Joyce Valenza Says: New Google Voice Typing & Transcription works! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

From the NeverEnding Search by Joyce Valenza: "

Google introduced a voice typing feature that resembles a dictation app.


It’s free.  It works in the Chrome browser. And it is available in an array of 40 languages!


My test below reveals that it is also pretty darn accurate and pretty darn sweet.  (Sure, I talked a little slower that usual and sure, I will need to  edit a bit.)"

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Joyce Valenza provides several videos to demonstrate this new feature. Since we include Closed Captioning and transcript creation in our EDUC 760 E-Learning For Educators course, I need to get on top of this technology quickly! ~ Dennis

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 12, 2015 12:41 PM

 

I tested this out and while it's not quite as sophisticated as Dragon. it does a pretty fair job. Plus, it's free!!! I tested this out and while it's not quite as sophisticated as Dragon. it does a pretty fair job. Plus, it's free!!! 

Reshmi_Insomreadniac's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:36 AM

I'm interested in knowing about the transcription option

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Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – Record any audio online with one click

Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – Record any audio online with one click | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is the best free audio recording software. It can record any sound from various audio input. One of its biggest advantages is that it is 100% free without no time limitations!

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Ruth Bass's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:38 PM

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LJPSaveSaveSave's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:05 PM

A useful tool for those who made the leap from Windows XP to Windows 7 (or 8) and desperately need the "What U Hear" feature back in their lives...

LJPSaveSaveSave's comment, May 22, 2013 9:42 PM
This is the most awesome thing in the universe for people who own Windows 7. I tried it out and it actually works the same as "What U Hear"
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Exploring the Many Options That Make Recording Easy | NY Times

Exploring the Many Options That Make  Recording Easy | NY Times | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Kit Eaton

 

"Remember pocket voice recorders, and their fiddly (but cute) miniature cassette tapes that stored your business memos and interviews? These gadgets have largely gone the way of the dodo, because digital voice recorders replaced them. Digital recorders don’t need the tiny tapes, they can record with less audio distortion and they offer extras like easy downloading of your recordings to a computer.

 

Voice Recorder HD by eFusion is one of the most highly regarded voice recorder apps.

 

"But nowadays even digital voice recorders are at risk of extinction because smartphone apps can do many of the same tasks.

 

"One of the most highly regarded voice recorder apps is Voice Recorder HD by eFusion. It is a $2 iOS app (also a $2 app for Samsung Android tablets). Its maker says it appeals to business users and even sound professionals. The app is graphically sophisticated and its interface is stripped down to the minimal components you need for recording sound."


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YouTube Improves Audio Editing With New Interface and More Tracks

YouTube Improves Audio Editing With New Interface and More Tracks | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
YouTube has updated the audio editing capabilities it offers its users with several important improvements.
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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?
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Dial up the Dynamics: Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Dial up the Dynamics: Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments.
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Online teachers who use audio and video to connect with their students get better results. Asking your students to use audio and video tools to express their understanding dials up the dynamics of online teaching. Don't let accessibility concerns stop you! Go for it.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Document Field Trip Learning with AudioBoo

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Document Field Trip Learning with AudioBoo | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

As a free audio service with free smartphone apps for both iPhone and AndroidAudioBoo is an ideal platform to use on a student field trip to document experiences with both audio and images. This morning I accompanied my 3rd grade daughter’s class to the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, as a parent volunteer. In advance I created a 1 page flyer for other parents who might be interested in also using AudioBoo with their student group.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

AudioBoo is a terrific progrm.  I've used it a few times over the past months. Here's a fine teacher's thinking on how use smartphoned based podcasting in a unique way. 

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André Sanguinette's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:14 PM

Uma boa dica para a utilização das tecnologias que despertam tão grande interesse nos alunos. Além de deter a atenção do grupo trabalhamos com atividades lúdicas, porem não menos didáticas.

Deve-se salientar que ao trabalhar métodos inovadores é preciso tomar algumas precações para não se tornar apenas uma fuga de conteúdos e responsabilidades.

André Sanguinette's comment, April 27, 2013 5:33 PM
obrigado pela contribuição amigo.
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How To Make Great Radio: An Illustrated Guide Starring Ira Glass | Brain Pickings

How To Make Great Radio: An Illustrated Guide Starring Ira Glass | Brain Pickings | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

"When correctly harnessed, radio can be as emotional, as funny and as satisfying as the best motion pictures."

 

"In 1999, the staff of This American Life invited cartoonist Jessica Abel to spend several weeks with them. The result was Radio: An Illustrated Guide (public library), in which Abel peeks inside the hood of the beloved radio show to reveal what makes it hum and teach us how “to lift Radio to its true potential” — a fine addition to other echelons of comics as nonfiction, most similar in ethos and sensibility to fellow public radio maven Brooke Gladstone’s The Influencing Machine."

 


Via Jim Lerman
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We all have the power of the podcast.  Make a podcast and you get just a taste of what it takes to make a radio show.  I admire Ira Glass and his work on this American Life.( I subscribe to the podcast.)

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5 Great Sources For Free-To-Use Audio Clips & Sound Effects

5 Great Sources For Free-To-Use Audio Clips & Sound Effects | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Below you will find 5 great resources where you’ll be able to find almost any sound effect you can think of, available for immediate listening and download. As always, don’t forget to read the terms carefully for each website to make sure you know exactly what you’re allowed and not allowed to do with the audio you download.


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Yodio - Add voice to photos

Yodio - Add voice to photos | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Yodio - Your Personal Audio Publishing Service...

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Pedagogical roles for audio in online learning

Pedagogical roles for audio in online learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In an earlier post I complained that video is not being used enough in online learning in post-secondary education, and when it is used, it is often poorly used. The same applies to audio – perhaps to a lesser extent in terms of amount of use (podcasting and audio clips are is now quite common) – but its full potential is still often unrealised.


Again, we can learn a lot from earlier research done on radio and audio-cassettes in the 1970s and 1980s at the Open University.

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