Wouldn’t it be great to have a GCSE and A-level resource that not only students and teachers engage with, but also parents? We’ve just come across Audiopi, a resource that specialises in producing audio lessons in the form of podcasts, which are exactly aligned to the curriculum.
Audiopi works in a very simple way. Each subject module, for example The Early Tudors for History A-level, or Never Let Me Go for GCSE English Literature, will be discussed through a series of audio lessons which match what a student needs to learn for their course and exams.
Each podcast or lesson lasts around 6-10 minutes and there are, on average, 15-25 lessons per series.
The lessons are produced by experts in their fields, whether they are passionate teachers, academics from leading universities (they have academics from the universities of Oxford, Exeter, Kent amongst others) or exam board examiners. In many instances many collaborate and there is a question and answer approach.
We believe the real benefit is the fact that, at its heart, Audiopi uses the power of audio to create a real impact by utilising music, sound effects and news clipping to bring each lesson to life. Their mantra is that every lesson aims to be the best 10-minute lesson heard.
Furthermore, the lessons can be streamed via a smartphone, laptop, PC or tablet and can be listened to whenever it suits and as many times as a student wishes. This means that students can listen to a lesson as and when they need to – before a class, before that all important exam and so on.
It also means that parents can listen as well. We know that it is unlikely that parents will trawl through a text book but listening to a topic being explained in easy to digest 10 minute podcasts will enable them to actively engage with their children across the subjects they are taking.
You can listen to a couple of examples by clicking on the links below: