Learning how to edit audio files was a skill I didn’t even know I wanted, so it was a nice surprise to find out during our recent class that I actually liked it quite a bit. It also helped that Rich was facilitating it, and he’s so nice that I always find myself wanting to please him by participating. I have found the Digital Scholarship Commons a very useful resource for improving my digital skills, and to be able to get a rudimentary knowledge of audio editing in less that 60 minutes gives me hope that I can do the same for my future students.
I consume a lot of podcasts on my commute to and from University, and I had never really thought about the time and effort that goes in to producing high quality audio content with proper fades in and out, segues, and appropriate music. For example, I recorded about 30 seconds of content and it took me around 30 minutes to edit it from start to finish.
I can definitely think of some uses for this in inquiry projects (including our EdTech one!) for myself, and for my future students, so I’m excited to have it my “toolkit”
Oh, and that audio I recorded and edited? Its here if you’d like to listen to it. Warning: contains talk of cats.