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Name: Tacardon, Vencint Karl E.

BME III-A

Audio aids

The aids involving the sense of hearing are called Audio aids. It help the individuals learn through listening. It may help in
making the impression of the lesson permanent on the pupils' mind. The examples of Audio aids are Radio, Tape-
recorder, Gramophone etc.

DEFINITION of Audio Aids

In view of –

Burton – “Audio aids are those sensory objects which initiate or stimulate and reinforce learning.”

Carter V. Good – “Audio aids are those aids which helps in completing the triangular process of learning i.e., motivation,
clarification and stimulation.”

Good’s Dictionary of Education – “Audio aids are anything by means of which learning process may be encouraged or
carried on through the sense of hearing.”

Kinder, S. James – “Audio aids are any device which can be used to make the learning experience more concrete, more
realistic more dynamic.”

PROBLEMS IN THE USE OF AUDIO AIDS

 Apathy of the Teachers


 Ineffectiveness of the Aids

 Financial Hurdles

 Irregular Power Supply

 Need for Training

 Improper Selection of Aids

 Ineffectiveness of students

RADIO

Radio broadcasts started in India in 1927 with two privately owned transmitters at Bombay and Calcutta. The
government of India took them over in 1930 and started operating them under the name of Indian Broadcasting Service.
In 1936, the name of service was changed to All India Radio (AIR). Since 1957, it has been known as Akashwani.

A radio is the transmission and reception of signals by means of electromagnetic waves. Radio listening
contributes immensely to the students fund of information. It is primarily concerned with the spoken word and resource
of inspiration to speakers.

ADVANTAGES

• It is highly interesting and can provide a strong • Develops better speech habits.
motivation stimulus.
• Develops good listening habits in students.
• It provides an outlet for student’s ability and
• It stimulates a spirit of cooperation and
talent.
responsibility.
Limitations

• Concentrated attention • Finance

• One-way communication • No pre-hearing or re-usability

• Time-handicap • Administrative problems.

TAPE RECORDER
The tape recorder is a very useful teaching device which is gaining favour with teachers and educationists.Tape
recorders use a thin piece of metal ,plastic ,or paper tape.Tape recordings are less at fault than wire recordings
and have a high longevity.

Merits

 Improvement in communication skills.  To recording class discussions and lectures for


better understanding of the pupils.
 For improvement in the performance of children
who are retarded in any field.  Rehearsals of school dramatization.

 For recording school assembly programmes.

Limitations
 Verbal messages demand a great deal of adaptation or adjustment to his students’
concentration by students. Beginners may needs.
have some difficulties if tapes are played for
long periods.  If tape recorders got too old or were not
 They have small loudspeakers. maintained properly, could tangle up the tape
inside the machine.
 Most material are predetermine, so that
teacher has few opportunities to make any

GRAMOPHONE

The gramophone as an aid is useful. It is possible to bring music, addresses, textual materials and particularized
instructional lessons into the classrooms. The teacher can utilize gramophone records for teaching good
pronunciation, good speech and correct language. Every school should have a set of linguaphone records to
teach language correctly.

Merits

 Good addresses, songs, recitations can be used  Records are quite cheap.
when they are wanted.
 The school dramatic club can also make use of
 Records can be played more than once. gramophone records.

 The teacher knows exactly what the record


contains.

De-Merits

 It cannot record the learner’s voice for purposes of comparison.

 Many teachers are unaware of these resources.

 One-way communication.