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Would you like an audio version of the course textbook to listen to? Well, a true audio version is not available but you can have a web browser read it aloud for you using the ChromeVox extension for the Chrome web browser. Though made for the visually impaired, a screen reader may be valuable to sighted learners who would rather listen to a presentation than read a textbook. The video below demonstrates the ChromeVox extension once it has been installed in Chrome.

Get Google’s Chrome browser here.

Get the ChromeVox extension here.

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podcastI am developing a set of podcasts for introductory physical geography. These are mostly aimed at procedures used in an introductory physical geography lab courses. They are free to download and use.

Podcasts currently available:

  • Calculating Noon Sun Angle
  • Map Scale
  • Topographic Profiles

View them at my site or download free from the iTunes store

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This blog is accessible to both my online and on-campus sections of Geography 101. Though the majority of the on-campus sections are conducted face-to-face, but an online component is required during the semester. The article Is Distance Learning Right For You? may be of interest to those considering taking this course totally online.

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