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Learning through Audio-supported Reading: Myth or Reality?


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

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Richard Jackson

K-12 and Postsecondary Educators


The validity of reading along with audio is often questioned by educators and families. What do we know about appropriate and effective uses of audio-supported reading (ASR)?  This webinar will demonstrate the advantages of mixing the modalities of sight and sound to support reading. See how ASR enhances reading comprehension by accelerating information processing, reducing cognitive load, and facilitating working memory. A variety of tools that enable ASR across platforms and device types will be described.


Digital form or representation of a sound which may be used for non-visual access to text and images.

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Audio-Supported Reading (ASR)

Technique used to support the rapid reading of digital text by displaying portions of text with synthesized speech.

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Session Slides

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Webinar Recording