A worker’s voice and the sounds of their workplace can take learners into new understanding of the thinking and decision behind job tasks. 

Audio can be used to provide background information, share case studies that shed light on how things play out in industry, and provide insights to team work and workplace attitudes.  

Audio is simple to create once you have a few principles to guide you. 

In this session, Mick Gwyther will:

  • Stake out why and how audio can address your students’ understanding

  • Demonstrate some examples of audio for various learning purposes

  • Show you how to record, edit and publish learning audio

  • Explore tips on making audio an active learning tool

  • Look at publishing options

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise various forms of audio for learning purposes

  • Plan to use audio in your learning content

  • Translate listening into action by scaffolding activities and discussions from audio

  • Vary and guide your talent – recording workers, experts and ex-students

  • Write good questions and apply good practices principles when interviewing industry experts

  • Apply basic audio editing skills using open-source Audacity

  • Add music and FX to your audio

  • Select recording sources including computer, device and Zoom recording

  • Incorporate third-party podcasts into your learning

  • Encourage students to create their own podcasts

  • Understand ‘narration’ principles when creating ‘read along’ resources

Participants will receive:

  • Writing planning guide


Part of a series: Creating Content for Digital Teaching and Learning

Other sessions in this series and available for bundle purchase: 

Other Details:

  • Recorded - June 2021

  • Duration - Approx. 60 mins

  • Access - 30 days from date of purchase

Past Feedback:

Here's what others who watched this session had to say:

"Really shined a light on how audio can be used and with great effect”

"Great series and has given me lots of ideas for creating content moving forward - thank you!"

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About your presenter

Mick Gwyther

Mick commenced e-learning while working with disadvantaged learners in the Victorian ACE sector in the mid-1990s. 

He began mentoring ACE teachers around digital teaching and learning in 1998 before setting up an RTO. 

Now part of Yum Studio, he oversees a variety of coaching, mentoring and training programs to assist educators and RTOs to introduce learner centred approaches to digital learning. 

Michael is also a digital learning writer, designer and digital facilitation coach and VET trainer.

Contact and connect with Mick:

E: mick@yumstudio.com.au

W: yumstudio.com.au

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