Educators Rely More on Digital Audio for Sharing Lectures and Educational Materials
CNN.com reports that More educators are shifting online as new technologies make the use of blended textbooks and embedded audio and video in learning more possible.
Tablet PCs and mobile technologies are giving rise to a new generation of students that want immediate access to information, are always interacting with their peers online, have a knack for multitasking, and have a voracious appetite for new media.
These educators know they have to adapt to engage their students, and most are turning to online video and audio streaming services to achieve exactly that.
Audio, in particular, was seen by educators as a highly efficient medium to educate and engage students.
“Audio…demonstrated a capacity to facilitate authentic engagement, allowing students to connect in various ways to the outside world, both as listeners and publishers,” stated the JISC Digital Media website, quoting a research paper titled Beyond Podcasting: ‘Creative approaches to Designing Educational Audio.’
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