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AHTR: Developing a Student Audioguide, Part 2

May 27, 2013

Thanks to the new website Art History Teaching Resources for asking me to write about a  Student Audioguide assignment I developed last year.   This month’s post includes my own reflections about the project, as well as feedback I received from students in the class.


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  1. virginiaspivey permalink

    A quick project update: This fall I made two changes to the audioguide assignment that worked quite well. 1) I offered groups the option of creating a “rough cut” version of their audioguide for extra credit on the assignment. The goal was to encourage greater group interaction in the museum galleries and allow for more spontaneous recorded dialogue. In most cases, students used the rough cut to inform their scripted final project. One group preferred their rough cut to the scripted version, and another chose to return to the galleries and make a second version due to problems with the sound quality of their audioguide. 2) In lieu of final class presentations, I uploaded final audiouguides to soundcloud and required the students to vote on the most professional using an anonymous Google Form voting ballot. As an added incentive, one of the museum curators offered her opinion as to the strongest project. On the last day of class, prizes were awarded to the winner of the “popular” and the “curator” votes.

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