A-Z Tools & Technologies: Audioboo
What is it?
Audioboo is a technology that enables users to record, upload and share audio clips. You post your audio files not only to Audioboo but also to other social networks such as Twitter, Facebook. You can also embed a clip in your blog or website.
How does it work?
In order to create your audio clip or upload an audio file via Audioboo you need to go to www.audioboo.fm and set up an account and log in. Once you have created an account and logged in you can ‘follow’ other users or record your own material and share it with others.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
This tool can be used in various ways to enhance teaching and learning. For instance, tutors can record instructions for classes; for language classes tutors can record authentic material to introduce or demonstrate new language material; it can also be used for recording material to introduce subject related concepts; audio clips can be used for demonstrating pronunciation and intonation patterns; students can record clips in the languages they are studying for practice and assessment; students can also record comments to their presentations or interviews; tutors can record listening material and combine it with reading tasks to test listening comprehension and speaking skills.
How different is Audioboo to other audio technologies that are freely available? How could Audioboo be used for marketing university courses or supporting students?