Using Interactive Audio to Enhance Learning & Engagement in E-Learning #405

Interactive Audio in E-Learning #405: Challenge | Recap

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to create an example that shows how interactive audio can be used in e-learning. You're welcome to reshare an example, rework an example, or create something new this week.

To help you get started, I've highlighted some examples from previous audio challenges.

Audio Interviews

The voices of experts, specialists, and employees performing tasks can lend credibility and authenticity to your course. For example, audio interviews or interactive podcasts can be used to provide learners with a first-hand account of a topic or to hear from an expert in a particular field. Common formats include case studies, best practices, expert advice, FAQs, and more.

Audio Interviews

View the example from Jonathan Hill

Audio Quizzes

Interactive audio quizzes ask learners to listen to audio clips and answer questions related to the content. Designers can use audio quizzes to teach vocabulary, music, language, listening comprehension, and more.

Audio Quizzes

View the example from Jackie Van Nice

Natural Sound Effects

Sounds from the location or place where the real-world performance takes place can complement ambient sounds and draw learners' focus and attention. Natural sounds can be used to enhance and reinforce what learners see on the screen.

Natural Sound Effects

View the example from Richard Hill

Interactive Soundboards

Audio soundboards are a fun way to engage learners and provide an interactive experience. Soundboards can be used to teach vocabulary, listening comprehension, FAQs, language learning, and more.

Interactive Soundboards

View the example | Download the source

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start a new thread and share a link to your published example.
  • Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We'll link to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
  • Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you sound off on this week’s challenge, check out the creative ways Google Doodles can inspire your e-learning activities:

30+ E-Learning Examples Inspired by Google Doodles #404

Google Doodle E-Learning Examples RECAP #404: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article.

Next Week’s Challenge & Webinar

I'm hosting a webinar next week on using audio in Storyline 360. I'll reference this week's challenge in the session and share your examples in the session.

Got an idea for a challenge? Are you interested in doing a webinar showcasing how you made one or more challenge demos? Or do you have some comments for your humble challenge host? Use this anonymous form to share your feedback:

Eirik Andersen Hæhre
Ange CM
Ange CM
Najam  Fazal
Stephen Taylor

Okay. This one is definitely a work in progress! I wanted to create an immersive street scene with ambient sounds to enhance the experience. The module is all about learning to identify potential hazards as a cyclist riding on the road in a city and is based upon something I created in another application for a cycle training company many years ago. The earlier version was static and this time I wanted to create something more dynamic so inspired by Jonathan Hill I attempted a parallax effect. I think there may be a few issues with the animations of some of the objects - the parked car looks like the driver might have left the handbrake off, for example! Definitely needs some work but you can view it here: Expand

Jonathan Hill
Renata Novellino