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How to use audio effectively with slide presentations

The first thing to think about is what you find interesting when listening to audio, and most importantly what will keep your students asking for more. Personally, I like snappy, dynamic presentations which flow easily from one slide to the next with lots of imagery, and explanations about key ideas. If I want to know all the detail I can go to a book and look it up. I just want someone to get me interested and motivated and heading in the right direction.

  • Do you like lots of words to accompany the audio or lots of images or a mix of both?
  • Keep the audio with each slide reasonably short and to the point.
  • There is no need to read every word, just give enough information to explain the concept or idea you are presenting.
  • Audio is great for explaining diagrams or graphs.
  • The key to using audio with your slides is to make it fun and interesting.

Create audio for a presentation

There are several ways to do this. The easiest is to:

1. Narrate directly on to each Power Point slide, then convert the presentation to a Flash file using iSpring.

  • This can be uploaded to Moodle.
  • Sometimes the audio quality is not good so another method needs to be used.


Publish your presentation

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