Most English students use their eyes. A lot. They use their eyes to compose essays on a word processor, conduct research on the internet, and create presentations with PowerPoint or even Prezi. And of course, for sighted students, words on a page need eyes. Novels, essays, poems, paper drafts, and instructor comments almost always appear broken down into letters of the alphabet. This workshop hopes to open the door to another sense that is handy for making and perceiving compositions: hearing. What are the possibilities of sound for writing classrooms? How can instructors, especially those who teach online, engage students differently through a voice as opposed to a written text?
For easy clicking, here are some links to tools and/or resources that will accompany today’s upcoming workshop, “Composing with Sound” featuring Sarah Etlinger.
Archives of sounds and music for use in audio compositions
Know about more resources? Put them in the comments!
From paper comments to audio essays to podcasts… discover the possibilities of SOUND for teaching, commenting, composing, and more. Join us for the first technology/pedagogy workshop of the spring semester, “Sound(ing) Composition” featuring Sarah Etlinger Friday, Feb. 17 3:30-5:00pm in Curtin 118.
Graduate students and instructors in English or English-related programs are welcome to attend. No previous technical experience assumed. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 2/10. You will need your own headphones for this workshop. Earbuds would suffice, but noise-canceling headphones are ideal. Laptops will be provided. If you bring your own laptop, please be sure to download iTunes and Audacity (both free programs) in advance of the workshop. If you miss the event, a review will be right here on this blog.