The Science of Audio for eLearning


Philcowcill (1)
Senior eLearning Specialist, Department of National Defence, Canada
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  • Date and Time
    Wed, May 04, 2022 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This age-old question will be answered in this special and fun audio webinar. Did you know research has shown that clean audio is more important than good video and clean graphics? However, audio and audio properties are probably the least understood among eLearning developers. This webinar shares research on the importance of audio.

The next part of the webinar will outline the properties of audio. We will look at standards for phone, radio, CD and DVD quality audio. This will assist in setting your project audio standards.

The last part of the webinar is where most of our time will be spent. We will learn some techniques of editing and fixing audio flaws using Adobe Audition. Sample audio files will be available for you to download and practice. You will also see how to export your audio files to meet your project standards. So, join us and learn how to step up your eLearning and make it sound better.

About Phil Cowcill

He is a currently a Senior e-Learning Specialist at Department of National Defence (DND), Canada. He was hired in 1983 as an educational technologist by Canadore College. He started developing interactive multimedia products in 1984 when he was hired to be part of a team that developed Canada’s first Level III Interactive Videodisc. He contributed as the videographer, graphic designer, programmer and instructional designer.  He’s been developing “elearning” ever since. In 1995, he was hired to develop and Coordinate the Interactive Multimedia post-graduate program. It was in this program that the class produced the first online newspaper with streaming video in 1996. In 2011, he developed and taught the first dedicated Mobile Application Development program in North America. This one year program teaches non-computer science students how to develop interactive and engaging mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms. He was also previously on the team that developed Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc (IVD). He still works at home on numerous e-learning projects and commercial mobile applications. He is a published author and wrote a book for Thomson on database driven websites. The book was part of the Web Warrior Series. Mr. Cowcill also travels internationally to speak and host workshops at educational and training conferences.

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