The Voice Recipe

The Voice Recipe

This learning object was brought to my attention by Julia Guichard, faculty at Miami’s Theater department. The second of two activities, the Voice Recipe is designed to help students be more conscious of vocal qualities and health.

Students listen to samples of different parameters of the voice, then apply their knowledge in an activity. The activity requires each student to listen to a ‘mystery’ celebrity’s voice in character, then determine from a random list of voice qualities, which parameters are used. The students drag the ingredients- parameters to a recipe card. Incorrect choices snap back to the original position. Correct choices remain in the recipe.

The activity was designed to be completely random. In total there are 10 celebrity voices, nine vocal qualities, and each quality has at least 4 parameters. This was designed purposefully. Students are recommended to play this activity several times to achieve a mastery of the practice. The randomness gives the student a different challenge and experience with each visit.

Upon peer review, some improvements in interface/usability were suggested and will be implemented as time permits.

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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