49 – Audacity

Audacity continues to drop down the list – in 2019 a further 5 places to its lowest position 

Audacity is a free open source tool to record, edit and mix sounds.

Website: www.audacityteam.org 
Cost: Free. Open Source
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 35
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 74

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 44    2017: 30    2016: 28    2015: 25    2014: 22    2013: 33
2012: 29    2011: 29    2010: 24    2009: 9      2008: 12    2007: 11


Comments from some of those who selected Audacity as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Free, easy, quality I used it to add voice over narration to video, or interactive learning content in Adobe Captivate, Video scribe I used it to record and give feedback to my graduate students.” Assistant Professor, USA
  • “We use audacity to enhance the audio before we put it into a PowerPoint” Skills Training Coordinator, USA
  • “Audio editing tool. Has a high learning curve because the info is hard to find. After you learn it, it’s easy to use. And, it’s free!” Instructional Designer, USA
  • “Free software, open code, cross platform for sound recording and editing.” Producer of elearning teaching material, Spain
  • “Very professional and rich in capability. It’s free.” Manager Professional Development, Australia

How to use Audacity for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Audacity for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

To read these special sections you will need to be a registered user. Find out how to purchase access to ALL these special sections here and also pre-order the PDF How to use the Top 200 Tools for Learning.