FLO Friday: SoundWaves in Education – The Art of Teaching Online with Sound

About the Session: FLO Friday logo 2023

Join us for this free, one-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Friday workshop on how sound can be effectively used in an online learning environment.  

This presentation explores the principles of sonic pedagogy and demonstrates practical applications for online teaching. Participants will learn about the integration of user-friendly audio tools, discover creative approaches to curriculum design, and learn techniques for optimizing student engagement through intentional soundscapes. This presentation closely examines the relationship between sound and education, offering practical skills and strategies to enhance the online teaching experience.  

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Gain a foundational understanding of sonic pedagogy and its significance in the online educational context.  
  • Acquire practical skills in applying user-friendly audio recording and editing tools to online teaching.  
  • Explore effective strategies for integrating sound into lesson plans and curriculum design in an online teaching environment.  
  • Develop the ability to design creative and engaging lesson plans leveraging sound elements to enhance the online learning experience.
  • Understand strategies for optimizing student engagement through the strategic use of sound in online teaching.  

This presentation is tailored for online educators, instructional designers, and anyone passionate about the art of sound to enhance online teaching experience. 

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

About the Facilitator: 

Your FLO Facilitator for this session is John Born 

John (he/his) is the manager of the educational media team at the Centre for Educational Excellence at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In this role, he provides technical and pedagogical expertise in multimedia for face-to-face, blended, and online teaching environments. Before joining SFU, he worked at the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Learning & Teaching Centre as an educational technology specialist and at the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in educational technology and as a multimedia specialist. He holds a diploma in sound design from Vancouver Film School and a Master of Education in instructional design. His teaching experience includes eight years as a sound instructor in the multimedia studies program at UNB, as well as three years at the Centre for Arts and Technology. Outside of work, he is passionate about jazz music, sound design, and field recording.