What is an audiobook?
Audio-books are simply recordings of a book or any relevant material necessary for a particular reader. A good example is a biography readout for you rather than you having to read it.
Since the 20th century, audio-books have been in play, but the millennials have made the adoption of this new learning technology real.
In fact, many libraries in Australia were struggling with the storage of CDs and Books. This made the switching to audiobooks quite a relief. Today, so many libraries have registered with audiobook services such as OverDrive to supply their members with audiobooks and EBooks digitally.
Benefits of using audiobooks for learning.
According to research, most millennial’s in Australia prefer audiobooks to attending seminars, lectures or going to the library. Without considering the fact that most students are work-learning, below are reasons they gave;
Freedom of learning & Benefits of audiobooks for adults.
Most people today, especially millennial’s, do not want to feel pressurized to do something. They prefer doing something out of their own will. Reading is among these voluntary activities. The audiobooks offer students the freedom to learn at their own convenience. With audiobooks, you just have to search for the material you want, download it and save it for later use. You can then listen to the audiobook as you do your house chores, travel, working out etc.
We all know how hectic it can be carrying books around. It denies you the flexibility we all want. You can carry up to 5 audiobooks, and no one will actually know it. This is because they come in a digital form-files. You can, therefore, handle so many audiobooks and travel wherever you want and listen at your free time.
Better retention of information.
Practically, it is easier to remember something you heard than read. This is the case with the audiobooks. You tend to retain a lot of information by listening to audiobooks than reading a book on your own.
Some books are more engaging in their listening mode.
Not all books are engaging, some can be so boring, yet you have to obtain certain information from them.
Audiobooks offer you a better way to understand and comprehend the information. Some materials such as biography books, case studies books, and conceptual idea books are better in the listening mode. A student can comprehend the information better.
Audiobooks are a preferred choice by knowledge seekers in Australia because they accommodate people with visual impairment, those with a slow/fast retention rate, the work-learning population etc. It makes it easy for almost everyone to seek knowledge. However, even though audiobooks are such a relief to the learning population in Australia, there are basics to make sure the learning experience with audiobooks is fantastic.
4 Tips to ensure your audiobook learning experience is excellent.
Listen in intervals.
The human brain is prone to distractions; thus, it might wander in between your listening sessions. To make sure you avoid such, you should set your pace and listen to the audiobook for at least 20-30 minutes then give yourself a break of approximately 5-10mins to maximize your concentration.
Invest in some good headphones.
With audiobooks, clarity of the audio is crucial. You should, therefore, research the headphones market and get the best-within your budget pair of headphones.
Simply because you are using audiobooks does not mean you do away with some traditional learning methods such as taking of notes. To get the most out of audiobooks, you should believe in the power of taking notes. You can either purchase a notebook and pen, use the notepad on your smartphone or use the notes area provided by audiobook services such as the Audible app.
Now that you are learning at your speed do not fear to rewind the audiobook; utilize this technology to the fullest. Make sure you accomplish all the set objectives before going to another audiobook.
Finally, audiobooks are undoubtedly an invention meant to make learning easier. Australians are quickly adopting this mode of learning, so there would be no reason being left behind.