Evoca is a tool which allows anyone to create, organize, search, and share audio recordings.
Evoca makes it easy to create an audio recording using a browser recorder, your personal phone, or by Skype. It will then allow you to tag and organize your recordings in albums or groups. You can post the recording to a blog or Blackboard site. You can also set your recordings to private or public and share your recording within selected groups.
This short video shows how to record via a phone call, and how to view, listen to, and post your recordings from your Evoca profile.
Evoca could be used in the classroom in a number of ways. For example, professors could use Evoca to create a recording of a lecture or assignment to send to students in the event of missed classes.
Students could be assigned to use Evoca to:
- Create a podcast without any special equipment
- Share an interview with an expert
- Record native speakers of a foreign language
- Capture sounds in scientific fieldwork
- Compare examples of musical styles or instruments
Evoca offers a free 30-day trial account, which allows 15 minutes of recording time. For $4.95 per month, a Pro account offers 10 hours of recording time, with the option to add more time.
Evoca has designed a special program for educators that enables faculty to sign up and set up accounts for their courses, which students can access. For more information and pricing about this service please visit http://www.evoca.com/links/education.jsp