The use of audio in education has traditionally been used to reproduce traditional methods of teaching, such as a podcast. However, audio can be used not only to convey “knowledge”, but also to provide feedback, record “stories”, evaluate communications among others.
Be aware that audio may not accessible by individuals with hearing impairments and thus should ideally be accompanied by a transcript.
Canvas Media Tool*
Canvas, Geisel’s Learning Management System, affords all users with the opportunity to record audio using the media comment tool available from within the Rich Text Editor. This tool can be used to add audio to course pages, discussions, assignment feedback and even quizzes.
Camtasia Relay is an easy to use screen capture tool available to Geisel faculty. This tool allows users to capture a screen recording as well as the audio for that recording. This recording can be trimmed at the beginning and end before uploading it to Dartmouth owned servers. The audo and the video can be provided to the users as separate files.
Voice Recorder Pro
Voice Record Pro is a an iPad app that allows users to record voice memos of unlimited length. These voice memos can be saved as .mp3 files and shared through a variety of mechanisms.
Audacity files can be exported as MP3 files with the optional LAME encoder library.
The following are a list of references about the use of audio in teaching and learning.
*Commonly used tool at the Geisel School of Medicine