Discovery Exercise – Audio


Voice reveals tone, inflection, and emphasis. It personalizes communication and can be a powerful tool. There are many ways you can include audio content in both face-to-face and online courses. Voice reveals tone, inflection, and emphasis. It personalizes communication and can be a powerful tool. There are many ways you can include audio content in both face-to-face and online courses. Watch the following video or you may optionally read the transcript.

Discovery Exercise

Create Audio

  1. Go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page and select a 21st-century skill, either Lifelong learning or from the 4Cs.
  2. Select an Objective that you would like to achieve.
  3. Choose Audio from the Category menu.
  4. Select a tool or resource you would like to explore.
  5. Using the tool or resource that you selected, create an artifact that incorporates audio to showcase what you have learned.
  6. Reflect on your experience and write a 1 to 2 paragraph reflection and add it to your ePortfolio. Below are a few questions to consider.
    • Do you see yourself being able to use this type of technology in your career or in your personal life either now or in the future?
    • Are there advantages or disadvantages to using audio as compared to text to communicate?
    • Why did you choose the tool that you did?
    • Self-reflection questions such as these can also help to guide your reflection.
  7. Embed or link your newly created audio file into your portfolio.
  8. Include a link to the audio tool or resource that you explored into your ePortfolio reflection.

If you are enrolled in the MOOC, return to the #EmTechMOOC Coursera Discussion Forum to complete the Module you are working on.