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Auditory Elements

Look for content that might be best presented in an audio form. Keep in mind that audio takes much less bandwidth than video. Consider adding supplement visuals to audio to spur interest such as still photographs, diagrams, or lists of key ideas. If a single narrator is used, think about providing a still image of the speaker.

You can link to audio clips or embed them on the page.

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Listen to the audio sample. Then, think about how audio could be used in your class.

Pros and Cons:

Ideas for Integration

Ideas for Building Great Audio

Use audio to add simple interactivity on your page.


Explore how audio is used in the following courses:

Look for examples of audio lectures and materials at iTunesU.

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