Audio Tools

Based on: Bower, M., & Torrington, J. (2020). Typology of free web-based learning technologies (2020). EDUCAUSE digital library.

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Audio sharing

Audio sharing sites enable users to upload and share their audio recordings (for instance, podcasts) via open repositories. This can be useful for sourcing disciplinary information and also sounds to be used for remixing.

Soundcloud ( tracks, follow artists and build playlists
Audioboom ( global podcast publisher
Freesound ( library of sounds
Chirbit ( searchable library of sounds
SoundBible ( free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format, free and royalty free sound effects and clips

Audio creation and editing

Audio creation and editing sites enable individuals to record audio directly through their browser.

Note that the popular Audacity audio editing software is only available as a software download, though can be operated via some browsers via installation of a proprietary extension or plugin.

Vocaroo ( simple online audio recording directly through a web-browser
Soundation ( users more sophisticated audio recording and editing functionality including the ability to mix different audio tracks and combine them with a library of free sound effects