Audio files can:

  • Help personalise the learning environment;
  • Add interest and variety;
  • Be used to provide feedback;
  • Convey more than can be conveyed by text alone (intonation etc).

Information that is only provided in audio format is a barrier to learning for those who cannot hear the audio content. You must therefore ensure that you provide the audio information in an alternative format.

SizeCompress audio files to reduce their size.This makes files easier to download.
TranscriptProvide a transcript–this may be word-for-word or a summary of content as appropriate.Include a description of the purpose of the audio file.
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