Audio Learning

From KNILT
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Introduction:

Have you ever listened to an audiobook or podcast? What a great way to pass the time while on long car rides and exercising! Now is the time to integrate distance audio learning into your classroom. Your students spend hours in the car, waiting around at activities, exercising, and otherwise listening to their iPods, iPhones, iPads, and so many other iDevices. Give them something to learn while they're plugged in. Recording and posting audio for students to listen to has never been easier for a teacher. Accessing the audio and other ancillary materials has never been easier for the student.

In this mini-course, you will learn how to create and disseminate audio learning experiences for your students. You will also take some time to understand when is the best time (both for content and purpose) for your students to be learning in an auditory manner. See many examples of how teachers at all levels include both auditory learning and the variety of ancillary materials, many of them interactive, that can accompany the auditory learning. We will delve into everything from external podcasts, videos, and audiobooks, to self-made files.

Listen and Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Create and disseminate these lectures/podcasts,
  • Explain differences unique to auditory learning
  • Understand situations where auditory learning is most effective
  • Create ancillary material to accompany the audio files
    • Effectively assess students using auditory learning

Lessons:

Unit 1: Modalities of Learning

Learners will understand learners' perspectives on modalities.

Unit 2: Audio Learning

Learners will describe when and how to use audio format as a main source of learning, what other modalities can be integrated with audio learning and when to integrate them.

Unit 3: Creating Audio Learning Materials

Learners will identify the technology needs for creating the materials, understand the learners' technological needs, and learn how to put it all together.

Unit 4: Assessing Student Learning

Learners will create online assessments, and realize how to reteach based n these assessments.

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