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ERIC Number: ED086250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 7
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Listening and Compressed Speech.
Arrasjid, Harun
Since listening plays such a large role in communication and learning, audio tapes can function in an important fashion in the design and delivery of instruction. In addition, recent research indicates that compressed audio tapes, in which speech is edited electronically by a sampling method so that the words-per-minute rate is increased without changing the pitch, volume or fidelity, contribute to increased instructional efficiency. Such tapes foster individualized instruction and allow material to be presented in less time, with no loss in learning, thus freeing both student and instructor time for other activities. Considering the facts that students spend from 40% to 90% of their class time listening, that listening skills can be taught and improved, that the use of compressed tapes can improve reading skills and that the necessary tape equipment is available at reasonable prices, educators should begin to make more use of this instructional medium. (PB)
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