As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forces social isolation, educators are scrambling to apply available technology to online instruction to bring the classroom to their students. Audio educators face additional challenges as lecture content and interaction with students needs to be accompanied by high-quality audio playback and real-time demonstration of tools and techniques.
Among the educators challenged with finding effective instruction methodology as their schools transition online are Jill Courtney, Executive Committee Member of the AES Nashville Section and doctoral student in Instructional Design Leadership at Franklin University, and Michael Hanson, AES Nashville Section Chair and Assistant Professor of Audio Production at Middle Tennessee State University.
To assist other educators facing similar challenges worldwide, the pair are offering the results of their own investigation of the application of readily available technologies to meet the challenge. In a self-published PDF document titled Redesigning Audio Learning Spaces Quickly for Online Teaching, Hanson and Courtney outline their goals and experimentation and share the solution they are implementing.
“This solution can help a lot of people migrate numerous audio classes to an online format with quality audio held sacred to its core mission,” Courtney concludes in the document.
The study is available for immediate download here.