Audio catches attention! The feature image brings back memory of the school playground signal for end of play time. Get your ears warmed up as we talk about audio in this digital literacy Thing 11! What a pleasure it is to have control over what we listen to with programs like Spotify. I’m writing this to the dulcet tunes of ABC Jazz that is being streamed via my computer.
Now it is easier than ever to create your own audio to share with others. Simple programs like Windows 10 Voice Recorder App to the more sophisticated programs like Audacity can be used to record and manage sound.
Podcasting as an example of how to share your thoughts, audibly, with others. Digital audio files made available on the internet are usually divided into episodes or series which can be subscribed to and downloaded. Podcast Apps can be company dependent like the ABC Listen App or more broad ranging like Google Podcasts.
Podcasting is a medium to which we, as humans, really react well.
That’s because we’re tuned into the human voice and the stories and information it has to tell.
from Social Media in Higher Education, Expertise in Your Ears, Dave Musson, 2019
Read more about Podcasting in ‘More Detail’ below, then take a look at the activities under ‘Try’ and finally, share your thoughts and comments with us under ‘Share’.
- Use Vocaroo to record a 30 second talk about a recent learning experience. No account or login needed. (2 minutes)
- Read Chapter 18 in the book edited by Chris Rowell (free to download from our Reading List) Expertise in Your Ears; Why You Should Jump on the Podcasting Bandwagon by Dave Musson. (10 minutes read, 15 minutes reflection)
- Find a podcast that fits into your current areas of interest (10-30mins)