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Meaning of Audio Aids Definition of Audio Aids




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. Goods 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.}

y Apathy of the Teachers y Ineffectiveness of the Aids y Financial Hurdles y Irregular Power Supply y Need for Training y Improper Selection of Aids y Ineffectiveness of students


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.

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

Concentrated attention One-way communication Time-handicap Finance No pre-hearing or re-usability Administrative problems.


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.

y Learning of foreign languages. y Improvement in communication skills. y For improvement in the performance of children who

are retarded in any field. y For recording school assembly programmes. y To recording class discussions and lectures for better understanding of the pupils. y Rehearsals of school dramatization.

y Verbal messages demand a great deal of concentration

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


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.

 Good addresses, songs, recitations can be used when

they are wanted.  Records can be played more than once.  The teacher knows exactly what the record contains.  Records are quite cheap.  The school dramatic club can also make use of gramophone records.

 It cannot record the learners voice for purposes of

 Many teachers are unaware of these resources.  One-way communication.