Before we start
This tutorial will help you find online audio resources that are free for you to use to support your learning, teaching or research.
If you intend to use these resources for purposes other than non-commercial research, study and teaching, you should read the terms and conditions associated with the use of the digital resource carefully. If there is no information available you should assume that you cannot reuse the resources.
Using the tutorial
Please use this tutorial to build your own list of useful websites to explore later. Whenever we mention a website that interests you, bookmark it using your preferred bookmarking service. We advise that you do not use your browser’s bookmarking tool which may only store your links on individual, local devices, but use an online bookmarking service which will give you easy access to your links online - regardless of which device you use. Popular online bookmarking services include Diigo [https://www.diigo.com] and Delicious [https://delicious.com]. If you have a Google account, you can use the Google Chrome browser to store your bookmarks and then access them on other computers or on your mobile device by syncing to your account (see Google Chrome: Create and find bookmarks - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95739?hl=en).
URLs of useful websites are stored in a 'glossary' at the end of the section which describes them; the name of the site in the main text is linked to the relevant part of the glossary. The names and URLs can be saved by exporting the glossary, using the 'Export entries' link under 'Glossary administration' in the menu on the left. The glossary can be exported in various formats, including as an Excel spreadsheet, or to Google Docs (on Google Drive).
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This section looks at what you need to know about using audio resources in learning, teaching and research and examines the usefulness of search engines in locating these resources.
In this section you will:
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- Think about why you might want to use audio resources in teaching and learning
- Consider how copyright law might affect your use of audio resources
- Examine whether search engines will be useful for locating the resources you need
Where can I find good audio resources for my work?
In this section you will learn about:
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- Key online audio resource sites
- How to collect your own list of useful sites to explore later
How do other people use the Internet to help them locate good quality, usable video resources? This final section of the tutorial will:
- Offer practical examples of how others use the Internet successfully
- Give you some new ideas for using the Internet productively