With more and more learning moving online, retaining individual student (and instructor) voices in the classroom is more important than ever. Adding audio activities is a versatile, portable, and easily individualized way of increasing relevance to students’ interests and allowing them to truly make their voices heard. Beyond student projects, audio can be used to check student comprehension and grammar, provide review materials, explain difficult concepts, and integrate authentic native speakers.
This hands-on workshop introduces you to basic concepts for recording and editing high-quality audio in Adobe Audition, a software with robust creative capabilities and ready support by IU, that will provide you the skills you need to begin creating learning and enrichment materials and activities for your classes. Adobe Audition is part of the Adobe Creative Suite available on all on-campus workstations, for download to your personal computer via IUanyWare, and for virtual access from any location through IUanyWare. We will also provide tips and ideas on how to actively use audio in your teaching, through adding audio narration and notes to your slides, editing authentic audiovisual materials to tailor them to student needs, showcasing audio in modules and creating audio assignments in Canvas, and developing student-engaging activities such as podcasts, news reports, and tongue-twisters.
About the presenter
Rebecca Ramsey has served as the Audio/Video Specialist at the IU Center for Language Technology (CeLT) since 2014, operating the center’s in-house recording studio and assisting the IU language community with a wide array of audiovisual and other technical needs. She holds a B.S. in Recording Arts from the IU Jacobs School of Music and is currently pursuing her M.L.I.S. through the Department of Library & Information Science at IUPUI. She has a particular interest in copyright law and fair use, especially as they apply to multimedia and education, and holds certifications from the Harvard CopyrightX program and the Creative Commons Certificate program.