2.6.1 Audio

Engaging with a topic being delivered via an audio recording allows the learner to listen on a device of their choice and at a time that suits them. Short pieces of audio interspersed within a course that draw out key topics will enable you to break up text and can allow you to introduce a ‘voice’ to the course, or a series of voices. In the interests of accessibility, it is essential to provide transcripts to allow learners to read, download or machine-read what you provide as audio or video.

  • Example: The business of football [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Open University free course)
  • Example: The philosophy of love (Open University. An interview based audio discussion (two people) – 15–20 minutes broken down into 5 x 3 min segments.)