The power of speech

Straight after reading HeyJude’s ‘the whole audio thing’ about vozme I couldn’t resist trying it myself. True enough in two ticks I had an alarming sounding audio of some of my text!!! Try it yourself! On the one hand great this is so simple, on the other hand, as usual we as teachers need to think carefully when and why such a facility might be useful as opposed to presenting the information in straightforward textual format. As more and more different possible ways of representing things come on stream and the tools for rendering them in different formats becoming easier to use. It seems to me it is more important than ever that we find some way of helping teachers and students to make judgements about the pros and cons of each and about appropriate mixes to meet particular needs.

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