Audio Recordings (includes Podcasting)

Activity

Students record some audio samples — a speech, musical performance, oral presentation. This recording is submitted for instructor and/or peer assessment. The alternative is for the student to analyze a given audio recording and write a report.

Appropriate Content Areas

Applicable to communication, second language acquisition, music, education, law, political science, history, science, journalism, or art.

Goals & Objectives

Identify how the activity aligns with student learning objectives (SLOs).

The goals can vary depending on the subject of the class. IncCommunication, the focus might be speech inflection, grammar, overall quality, persuasiveness. In education, it might be an audio journal for a student-teacher doing field work. In other classes, it might be the accurate conveying of information while communicating to a lay audience.