Intro:  who I am and what the LRC is 

quick tour of the LRC website (over 200 mp3 files online, most from commercial sources, some homemade)

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmlrc/


Objectives for this afternoon

1.  Consider the range of uses for audio material
2.  Become familiar with Audacity (including how to download)
3.  Record your own message (including some optional commercial material) and edit as needed
4.  Save your work in mp3 format
5.  Do something with your product (send in email, send by FTP, post on webpage)
6.  Use Nvu or Mozilla Composer to make a webpage, including a link to your mp3 file
7.  Use Fugu or SSH to post your page to your UVM network space

WHY AUDIO?

Use the medium or mix of media suited to the instructional objective.
Use audio when sound is the primary mode of learning --as opposed to still images or moving video.
Some examples:
     - email a friendly voice mail (approx. 1 MB per minute)
       (send larger files by using File Transfer Protocol)
     - introductory message
     - language learning
     - poetry/dramatic reading
     - music
     - lectures or commentaries on visuals
     - broadcast journalism
     - student assignments

AUDACITY

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page


Orientation to Audacity to make a recording
     - audio control buttons
     - before recording, check System Preferences and Audacity preferences
     - make a sample and use to illustrate simple edits and multiple tracks
     - menus
     - recording from other sources (CD for this example)
     - possible with vinyl records
     - exporting as mp3

RTHK phony announcement

What to do with it?

- download to an i-Pod and carry it around with you
- mail it
- post it
     If you don't have a web page, you will need to create one with Nvu or Mozilla Composer.
     (WebCT is an alternative place to post.)
     Use Fugu or SSH File Transfer to move the mp3 to your web space.
     If you're going to have a lot of mp3 files, think about a system for naming files.
- teach your students how to play / download the files