Integrating Streaming Media in your Online
In this activity you will you will look at how one
instructor has used audio to enhance an online language course, and
you will consider how you might integrate streaming technologies
in your own online course.
Look at how an ESL instructor has integrated an audio
clip from another Web site into an online English course, Reflections
On Ernest Hemingway. On the Home Page of the course,
link to the "Nobel Prize Speech" assignment. Consider these
--The audio clip in this activity is supplemental
to the exercise, and is not essential for students to be able to
complete the assignment.
--The transcript of the audio segment has been included
for students who cannot access the audio, and for later reference.
It can be printed and read offline.
--The quality of the clip is bad, however, it is
an original recording of Hemingway's voice, and adds an element
of reality to the activity.
--The assignment is closely tied to the audio segment,
however, it is not dependent on it. Students must write a critique
of Hemingway's speech and comment on his idea of what a good writer
--Students must submit their assignment to the class
conferencing forum and read their classmates' submissions. They
must also comment on at least 3 of their classmates' postings.