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Sound Design for Interactive Learning Tools

Massive Open Online Course
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Overview

Sound Design for Interactive Learning Tools

Course Description

Designing sound representations of information can be a complex, but a necessary part of engaging students and making material accessible to a larger group of learners. While advances in these tools (e.g. interactive simulations) have made interactive learning freely available to millions of STEM students and classrooms around the world, their reliance on visual-only representations limits reaching students across all learning levels. This course not only uncover the ways in which sound can be used within instruction, but also the benefits of its use in teaching.

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Course Content

SOUND

SOUND DESIGN

EVALUATION

PROTOTYPING

DESIGNING SOUNDS AND SONIFICATIONS

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

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Requirements & Materials
Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Some basic prior knowledge in one of the following areas: educational tools/learning sciences, teaching, programming/development, or sound design
Materials

Provided

  • Access to online content and course materials
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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for graduate students (or possibly undergraduates) in learning sciences, education, or computer science with a focus/interest in educational technology or sound design. Professionals who work in the industry or field, at non-profit educational tool development organizations, or in publishing companies who make online resources for their classroom materials will also benefit.

What You Will Learn

  • A set of concepts, ideas, or relationships that could be represented through sound
  • Uses of sound in the real world
  • The difficulties in completing evaluations
  • Prototyping and design tools or software
  • The full productive process for creating high-quality sound designs for multimodal interactives

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the process for designing auditory representations of a learning goal, idea, or concept.
  • Learn some of the best practices for designing different types of audio for interactive learning tools.
  • Know how to evaluate the usefulness of a design and iterate on it.
  • Be able to identify and categorize different types of auditory displays and sonifications.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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Assessment

Courses that are part of certificate programs include a required assessment. Passing criteria is determined by the instructor and is provided to learners at the start of the course.

Attendance

CEUs are awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled class time.

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Course Cancellations

GTPE reserves the right to substitute instructors, change course dates and locations, or cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events. If GTPE cancels a course, participants will be notified via email or phone and will be given the option for a full refund or to transfer their registration and any fees paid to another course. It is the responsibility of the student to pay any difference in price, if applicable, when a transfer is made.  GTPE is not responsible for nonrefundable plane tickets, hotel and rental car deposits, nor any other expenses incurred.

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Students, guests, and instructors should check the Georgia Tech homepage for information regarding university closings or delayed openings due to inclement weather. Please be advised that if campus is closed for any reasons, all classroom courses are also cancelled

Program Completion

GTPE certificates of program completion consist of a prescribed number of required and elective courses offered and completed at Georgia Tech within a consecutive six-year period. Exceptions, such as requests for substitutions or credit for prior education, can be requested through the petition form. Exceptions cannot be guaranteed.

Refunds

Withdrawals
Classroom courses
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request 10 or more business days prior to the course start date. Final course grade will be a W. 

Online courses
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request prior to the course start date and have not previously accessed the course. Final course grad will be a W. 

Substitutions
Course substitutions are allowed if for the same course and requested two or more business days prior to the start of the course. All substitution requests must be submitted via the GTPE Substitution Form. Substitutions cannot be guaranteed for classified, restricted, or approval-required courses.

Transfers
Course transfers are allowed if requested 10 or more business days prior to the start of the course. All transfer requests must be submitted via the GTPE Transfer Form.

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Enrollment
How do MOOCs work?

Designed for an online audience, MOOCs are available to anyone with an internet connection and are free to enroll. Some MOOCs can be started any time – others at regular intervals – and range in length from a few weeks to a few months to complete. You’ll have access to a wide range of online media and interactive tools, including video lectures, class exercises, discussions, and assessments.

Who can enroll in MOOCs?

Anyone with an internet connection can enroll. Sme courses may be unavailable in a small number of countries because of trade restrictions or government policies.

How do you enroll in a MOOC?

Visit one of our partner platforms — edX, Coursera, or Udacity — to enroll in a MOOC. Then, watch the pre-recorded lectures, learn from the course readings, and complete related work, like quizzes and in some cases, final projects.

How much do MOOCs cost?

Most courses are free, though there is a small fee if you opt to work towards a certificate of completion. Some courses count toward university credit—and some, like our online master’s program in computer science, offer a full degree. These credit-bearing courses do have fees and applications associated with them.

MOOC Credentials
Can I receive CEUs from completed a MOOC?

Yes, Georgia Tech offers CEUs for some completed MOOC courses taken through Coursera and edX. You have the option of purchasing CEUs after earning a verified course certificate.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is an acknowledgement that you've successfully completed a MOOC course. You can display your digital badge on your online profiles so that colleagues and employers can see your achievements at a glance.

What other credentials are available after completing a MOOC?

You can earn CEUs, digital badges, and verified certificates of completion. You can also use MOOCs as an alternate pathway to enter Georgia Tech master's programs through The Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters and the Online Master's in Computer Science.

Who issues the transcript or completion certification?

Certificates of completion are issued by the online providers edX, Coursera, and Udacity. Although they are a great way to showcase your skills, they are not the same as official academic credit from Georgia Tech. However, if you purchase CEUs (which are denoted by a badge), then you can request an official GTPE transcript for free.

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