Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why voice in MOOCows? “ narrators can make a good book take wing..” begin free now June7 next synch session

See excerpt below re why we include voice in our MOOCow [MOOC Or Whatever]. Not too late to register (free) for "Seven Futures of American Education schMOOC/MOOCow" Based on book: The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World by John Sener
Next free online synch session June 7, 2013 2pm ET

"If you spend a lot of time with audiobooks, you start paying close attention to the people who read them, and probably develop a stable of favorites. Listeners know that the best narrators can make a good book take wing
cropped photo of sculpture of book w wings
 and a merely decent book grow more engaging. They can carry us through the dry parts of nonfiction, and might get us to try something we otherwise might not have." - from "When Words Sing" By John Schwartz, New York Times, "A version of this article appeared in print on May 19, 2013, on page BR14 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: When Words Sing." When Words Sing -

IMAGE selected & cropped by Steve Gilbert 20130529 from:"Buch mit Flügeln, a photo by Greg Headley on Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. Recently I have found it very easy to record my voice while recording my mouse pointer movements on a PC screen. Not quite the same as "narrators can spice up existing words in a text" but still part of a larger topic of using narration to improve teaching and learning. Given the ease with which voice can be recorded and shared, we will do well to consider voice and sound as part of what we can contribute to online communities.


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