AES San Francisco 2012
Paper Session P4

P4 - Audio in Education

Friday, October 26, 10:30 am — 11:30 am (Room 122)

Jason Corey, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, USA

P4-1 Teaching Audio Processing Software Development in the Web BrowserMatthias Birkenstock, Fachhochschule Bielefeld (University of Applied Sciences) - Bielefeld, Germany; Jörn Loviscach, Fachhochschule Bielefeld (University of Applied Sciences) - Bielefeld, Germany
Web-based learning progresses from lectures and videos to hands-on software development problems that are to be solved interactively in the browser. This work looks into the technical underpinnings required and available to support teaching the mathematics of audio processing in this fashion. All intensive computations are to happen on the client to minimize the amount of data transfer and the computational load on the server. This setup requires editing source code and executing it in the browser, dealing with the audio computation in the browser, playing back and visualizing computed waveforms. Validating the user’s solution cannot be done by a sample-by-sample comparison with a “correct” result, but requires a tolerant comparison based on psychoacoustic features.
Convention Paper 8701 (Purchase now)

P4-2 Distance Learning Strategies for Sound Recording TechnologyDuncan Williams, University of Plymouth - Plymouth, UK
This paper addresses the design of a full credit remote access module as part of an undergraduate degree course in Sound Recording Technology at a public university in Texas. While audio engineering has been historically regarded by industry, and to a certain extent the corresponding educational sector, as a vocational skill, and as such, one that must be learned in practice, the client university required that all content be delivered, facilitated, and assessed entirely electronically—a challenge that necessitated a number of particular pedagogical approaches. This work focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of such a system for technical and vocational content delivery in practice.
Convention Paper 8703 (Purchase now)

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