wk 2 A8 Bringing the audio case studies together

Now that you have had the opportunity to consider the two case studies, what have you learned about why and how audio has been used for educational purposes?
Although one was a comercal venture and one was government funded they both met needs of learners and teachers.

Do you think that it is possible to generalise your findings to other educational developments or innovations involving the use of technologies?
In both cases the evolution of programes came about because they at least patially solved an existing problem.  the technology itsel was not the driving force.  As the projects evolved pedagogical and interactivity issues became more important.

To what extent were there similarities between the advantages or benefits that you noted for each case study?
To what extent were there similarities between the disadvantages or limitations that you noted for each case study?
The benefifts were about reaching large numbers in a reletively low tech way.
The limitations were based around the inherently non interactive nature of ther format although a number of inovotive solutions to this issue evolved

What do you think were the primary reasons for using audio in the two cases?
Audio has been used as a reletively cheap and low tech way of reaching large numbers.

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