112 – Audacity

DOWN 63 places in 2020

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

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 66

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 112 2019: 49 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 tools

“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, 2019

“We use audacity to enhance the audio before we put it into a PowerPoint” Skills Training Coordinator, USA, 2019

“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, 2019

“Free software, open code, cross platform for sound recording and editing.” Producer of elearning teaching material, Spain, 2019

“Very professional and rich in capability. It’s free.” Manager Professional Development, Australia, 2019

Quick Guide to Audacity 

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

Get access to the Quick Guide sections at the bottom of each of the Tools page (for guidance and resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training and learning) for just £15.

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