Digital Learning Studios is excited to announce the opening of our new Audio Studio. This studio is a new production space in Harvill that contains professional recording equipment to provide high-quality audio recordings for lectures, interviews, podcasts and other audio-based teaching projects.
Inside the studio, Arizona Online instructors may utilize up to four microphones housed in the room - perfect for bringing in guests to interview or have a roundtable discussion. Solo-sessions are welcome, too! After recording, instructors can work with our editors to review a first draft and provide editing notes before a final audio track is produced.
In addition to adding the new Audio Studio space, Digital Learning Studios is also offering a new service as well: audio field production. Some projects might be better served by having our producers step outside the studio and use our portable audio equipment to interview instructors or guest speakers in their offices, labs or places of work. Using different elements like sounds from the environment, music and interviews, our producers can work with instructors to create a cohesive audio story similar to what you might hear on a podcast or radio program.
Using audio in your course can be an effective way to communicate information to your students; audio can be widely consumable across multiple platforms, it is more flexible than video and allows for vast topics to be discussed, and we include accessible transcripts for all recordings we produce.
"I can't emphasize enough how much listening to podcast voices helps me connect with students, especially the large classes," said Arizona Online instructor Diana Daly, who uses podcasting for her online ESOC 301 course, Social Media and Ourselves. "Hearing their voices humanizes them for me. And for them as listeners, hearing other student voices produced in a podcast for our course reminds students their own voices and perspectives are valued in our class."
Click on the audio track below to listen to a sample of a podcast recently produced in our studio for Daly's online ESOC 301 course, Social Media and Ourselves.
Arizona Online instructors who are interested in utilizing audio production should talk to their Instructional Designer or Course Support Specialist to schedule a consultation with the multimedia team. We’re excited to have you come by and we look forward to discussing your course or project!