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Using student generated audio to enhance learning

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Author(s): Anthony Rossiter | Anne Nortcliffe | Alison Griffin | Andrew Middleton

Journal: Engineering Education
ISSN 1750-0044

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 52;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: audio recording | learning technology

ABSTRACT
This paper explores the issues surrounding the use of audio in learning and offers an alternative to podcasting. It considers the practicalities of enabling students to generate their own audio recordings and the potential to enhance and personalise learning in a self directed way that suits their individual learning styles. There is some discussion of hardware and its accessibility, cost and ease of use as well as protocols on what audio can/cannot be recorded or shared amongst students. The paper explores different types of scenario where recording can be used beneficially and uses real student case studies to demonstrate its efficacy, as perceived by the students. There is also particular emphasis on the benefits to specific student groups, including those with English as an additional language or students with learning difficulties. In summary the paper gives evidence of how student generated audio can be embedded into the curriculum and the benefits it can bring.
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