As eLearning becomes more of a standardized force in education and the methods we use continue to improve, audio-enhanced rich media assets make the learning experience more robust, accessible, and functional. The bottom line, to be a successful learning tool, the student must be able to hear the instructor.
Audio is a powerful and primary way to convey information and subtext simultaneously. The speaker’s voice can provide memorable cues. Inflection, tone, and speech patterns can share information to help the student retain and retrieve the information in a more comprehensive way. Audio enhanced lessons provide many benefits, including:
Context Through Inflection – Artfully written text and graphics can’t convey the essence of a concept as well as the spoken word. For example, if you’ve ever read a transcript, then watched the same interview, you know how much is gained from body language and vocal inflection. Listening and watching an instructor provides context through vocal inflection, which even the best PowerPoint presentation can’t accomplish.
Audio Encourages Critical Thinking – Text is authoritative by nature. Listening to a speaker encourages one to process the content and the context of what is being said by the tone of voice used.
Elicit the Listener’s Emotion – Listeners are more apt to emotionally connect with a voice if it is articulate, convincing, and clear. These emotions contribute to the learner’s ability to retain the information conveyed.
Audio Learning is More Accessible – Visually-impaired learners or those with special needs often rely on audio lessons as their primary learning tool. This makes enhanced audio a number one priority for effective learning.
We Make the Audio Learning Experience Better!
Immersitech works hard to make the audio learning experience better! We’ve developed tools like the Immersitech Engage™ SDK for service providers, including real-time 3D coordinate source positioning. This allows participants to adjust their listening proximity to enhance comprehension based on individual preferences. Immersitech Engage™ also provides noise and voice management for clarity and adapters with pre-configured APIs to support the most popular platforms. These include Big Blue Button, Blackboard, and Learning with Lynda.
Immersitech provides a unique portfolio of patented sound processing technologies, deployed as easy to integrate Software Development Toolkits (SDKs) focused on providing advanced noise cancellation, voice enhancement, and spatial audio management capabilities for Unified Communications, Gaming, and Distance Learning. Our multi-platform SDKs are designed to provide Service Providers in key markets with industry-leading audio capabilities through simplified integration, leading to higher quality collaboration experiences at a competitive price. Immersitech is located in Pittsford, NY.