Reading is the major source of gaining knowledge and information about anything, especially for students who learn everything by reading. Earlier textbooks were the only source of gaining knowledge then e-books took their place and today audiobooks are considered the best way for students to learn. In today’s fast-paced and busy world students are required to multitask, as they don’t only have to attend classes and do homework but many students have to do part-time jobs, internships and other courses too. Among all these things students often find it difficult to sit and read books, or e-books for learning, that is why today audiobooks are being preferred by the students.
Audiobooks are voice recordings of the books or any text, they are the same as the books but are in audio form that students can listen to, on their phones, laptops, speakers etc. These books are extremely beneficial for every student including the students who have reading difficulty, low attention span or have dyslexia such students can listen to the texts and learn, this gives motivation like the motivational quotes for students to not stop learning despite their disabilities.
Here are some benefits audiobooks provide to the students.
Provides Convenience: The very first advantage of learning from audiobooks is that they are convenient to use anywhere, unlike books audiobooks are not needed to be carried in the bags, students can listen to any audiobook they want on their phones. Using audiobooks students can learn on the go, they listen to their chapters while walking or while sitting on the bus and can use such time earlier wasted, to learn and gain knowledge.
Enhances Listening Skills: Listening skills are important for everyone as it’s this skill which makes communication possible in daily life. Developing great listening skills in students don’t only help them in interacting with others but also makes it possible for them to listen and comprehend complex situations. Learning from audiobooks develops the listening skills of students as when they listen to the texts and words, their vocabulary, pronunciation, word acquisition and fluency are improved. While listening students are exposed to new words and they develop a familiarity with them which encourages them to use new words in their day-to-day conversations.
Engages in Learning: Sounds are a very important and crucial part of our lives, we humans associate everything with its sound whether it’s either mother calling her child, a teacher teaching class or the music we listen to everything around us has a sound. When students listen to audiobooks they are hooked to every word uttered by the narrator of the book, as the audiobook narrators speak in such an engaging way that it makes the listener crave to listen more and learn more. Listening to the chapters rather than reading them creates the images in student’s minds, making understanding of topics easier; for example, students can listen to an audiobook for understanding the history chapter, while listening to it with additional background music will create the pictures in student’s mind which will make the chapter engaging and discernible for them.
Improves Comprehensive Abilities: As we discussed in the above points, understanding is only possible if the students are listening to the things carefully, through engaging audiobooks students learn to listen to their chapters carefully and then can comprehend them. Learning through listening speeds up the understanding level of students, as when students are listening to audiobooks they have to listen and comprehend the words narrated at the same time. This improves their comprehensive abilities and also develops problem-solving skills in them.
Widely Accessible: Unlike physical books which are found in limited numbers and editions, audiobooks are widely accessible. Students can download or buy any audiobook they want online and listen to learn. It is being used by teachers to teach online using audiobooks in the online classes and share educational audiobooks with students.
Affordability: Audiobooks are affordable, way more than the physical books and sometimes e-books too, they also don’t need to be kept and maintained with care like physical books as they are available in digital format and are always present on your phone or other devices.