Audio Resources

Pedagogical Uses of Audio
  • to create language input/output or assessment items (listening comprehension)
  • to provide feedback to your students
  • to provide narration to accompany OTHER visual resources (e.g., slides)
  • to capture audio from an existing video
Issues with Audio
  • when to opt for audio vs. video
  • accessibility issues
  • pre-production (storyboarding)
  • production (recording)
  • post-production (upload / distribute / embed / syndicate)

Finding Audio

Creative Commons search for audio resources (click on SpinXpress; they have a lot of audio)
Jamendo: free mp3 files with CC license


Recording Audio

SoundCloud: you can upload or record on the spot, then share
iTunes: record and then share a podcast
Vocaroo: online, record and share the URL or download an mp3
Audacity: download and install, more editing features
Capture audio from an existing online video using ClipConverter


Organizing Audio

SoundCloud and iTunes, as mentioned above


Making Audio Interactive

Voicethread: upload video, audio, slideshow or whatever as central “stimulus”; participants add audio


CLT Resources

CLT equipment for checkout: FlipCam (borrow from 256 Moore Hall)
CLT recording studio (make an appointment)