Article Title: Uses for Audio in eLearning
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: The use of audio in eLearning is still an enigma for many instructional designers. Some eLearning lessons include full narration that fails to contribute to the activity’s learning value, while others miss opportunities to enhance realism or gain attention through a selective use of audio. This article suggests situations in which audio can improve the effectiveness of an eLearning lesson.
Second, the images on the screen were not instructional. So, while the course avoided the mistake of reading text that appears on the screen (which we know can hinder comprehension), the many images that animated onto the screen throughout the course seemed to be more decorative than meaningful.