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Educate The Students With Audio Books

November 17, 2010 | Comments: 0 | Views: 98

There are different types of medias that can help us in learning. One of these medias comes in the form of audio books. These materials are gaining popularity year after year. These are books that are recorded to heard not to be read. The benefits of learning through these materials is that you can listen to it anytime and anywhere you want.

There are a lot of advantages on learning through these materials. Generally it is cheaper to have a copy of an audio book rather than buying it's printed version. A lot of money could be saved using these materials. You do not need to buy audio books for the whole class. One to five copies of these can accommodate the whole class. While the whole class is listening to the book being played, the teacher could focus on another task. The problems of printed books are that most copies are rare and hard to find. Publishers often makes small copies because of low demands. However with audio books it is easy to find copies. With the use of Internet with audio books, you can find free and downloadable copies. The great thing about these medias is that, it is either cheap or free.

Studies shows that more and more children finds it more interesting to learn through listening to audio books rather than reading. Listening to these materials makes it more interactive. Research shows that 85% of our learning or gaining knowledge comes from listening and comprehension skills. We are compelled to listen attentively, especially to the topics that interests us. Students could learn how to pronounce certain words, and could master it perfectly with the help of an audio book.

Others may say that listening to much could hinder our reading skills. However that isn't true. Our vocabulary and pronunciation skills could be widen. By listening to the audio book and at the same time reading the written copy. Another important advantage it has over other medias, are that audio books are not confined to the classroom. You can listen to these materials while you commute to school, cooking, gardening, having your exercise or waiting for your doctor.

It is very important for students to be exposed to literatures and history. Through reading, students could see it boring. Reading through a large and heavy books may disinterest students. However with audio books the rate of students getting bored is minimal. Other sound and effects may be added for additional enjoyment. It let them be in the story it self, promoting role playing in the process. It widens there range of imagination, it forces them to think outside the box. Instead of being bored to sleep with reading, listening could make it more fun and enjoyable.

Still learning through other medias could be great for you. Listening through this kind of materials are just another way to learn. With these kind of materials you can multi-task, it is cheaper than buying a book, it is very convenient and easy to have access. Through time it may be the best way to learn anything that you want. Still learning is not limited through listening, there are still a lot of ways on how to learn.

Mira Jane is an avid book fan and a aspiring book collector. The genre that she most love is the fictional books. She loves to start her own book store and her own library. Her favorite author is JK Rowling. She loves the Harry Potter series. Aside from books, she has a lot of collection on fictional audio books.

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