Why Sound Matters: Webinars for Educators in Technology

December 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Register to view the Webinar

(original air date: Nov. 8 )

Ever wonder how integrating sound & technology into your curriculum can grab your students’ attention?

Presented by Stephan Schütze on Tue. Nov. 8, 1PM EST
Industry-Leading Sound Recordist and Game Sound Designer

What is the webinar about?

This entertaining (we promise!), free webinar explores why sound is an integral yet overlooked aspect of education and learning.  It will demonstrate a range of ways in which understanding hearing, listening and perception of sound can benefit education where our goal is not to simply pass on knowledge, but to help develop methods of thinking and teaching.

Who is the guy in the red suit?

Stephan Schutze has been a sound designer, recordist and composer in the games industry for over ten years.  He recently created the first Australian produced sound library since the 1950s, which is being distributed world-wide through Pro Sound Effects and will become part of The Australian National Film and Sound Archive in late 2011.
Stephan engages in regular lecturing and conference presentations about sound design, most recently at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and the Australian Film Television and Radio School.


Webinar details (it’s worth your sixty minutes)

The webinar will be broken down into four sections:
  • Introduction
  • Thinking differently
  • Working differently
  • Conclusions and Questions
  • Will be available for online viewing for all who register – we will email you a link

Anyone who signs up for this series can nominate a class subject, industry focus or research area. This information will be directly addressed as part of the presentation to help provide specific information about how an understanding of sound can improve almost any area of your teaching, work or study.

  • Media producers will learn new ways to approach using sound in media production.
  • Teachers will be invited to engage their students more by challenging their perceptions.
  • Students will be encouraged to think and work outside the traditional confines of creative thinking.
Still not convinced?

Although we rely on sound to survive, very few of us understand how we can benefit from better understanding our sound environment and sound production. Educators rarely use the sense of hearing beyond the expectation of having their students listen to them speak, and media producers too often include sound only as an accompaniment to visuals.

All participants will take away better understanding of how sound directly affects their lives and how to better take control of their audio environment.

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