May 14, 2008

Audio Guides as a Learning Tool for Schools

In the past weeks, we have visited a number of great museums, from Tate Modern in London to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. In every one, we have used audio guides, which add more depth to the museum experience. I couldn't help to think that, with the proliferation of iPods and podcasts, school and university professors should be incorporating this simple technology as an interesting learning tool. It could potentially become an incredibly powerful way to allow students to engage in a more experiential learning process beyond the classroom. To inspire them to explore the many cultural and historic sites within their own communities... a modern spin on the old field trip.

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