Former AES Education Chair Roy Pritts defined the educated audio engineer as a life-long learner, writing that "an educated person is one who knows where to find the answers."
No one can know everything, and it would be a useless effort to spend your life trying to know everything.The dynamics of change in our industry would find the rate of change faster than the rate of learning. The true challenge is to be in touch with the forces of change, evaluate those elements of which you must gain further knowledge, and place the rest just out of reach where you can turn quickly and acquire the necessary information when required. It is the difference between saying "yes" when you know how, saying "yes" then finding out how, or saying "no" and being left behind. (Pritts. The Educated Audio Engineer.)
Here are some additional references, resources and links to help strengthen the work you do, whether you're a teacher, a current student, or simply a life-long learner.
References and Publications
Further Internal and External Resources (for Faculty)
- Most major colleges and universities have Teaching and Learning Centers that provide workshops on pedagogy and support for course design and effective use of instructional technology. Consider visiting the one that's most convenient to you!
A representative of MTSU's Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center recommended the following books for our summer reading list:
- Ambrose, Susan, et al. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010).
- Kuh, George, et al. Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2010).
- Keyler, Joshua R. How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching (2018).
- Quaye, Stephen John, ed. Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations (2014).
- Want to share more book recommendations like these along with job openings, news and other academic conversation? The AES provides an email list-serv for faculty and others involved in professional training: http://www.aes.org/education/educators_forum.cfm
- Facebook: Audio Educators (closed group)
Further Internal and External Resources for Students and Young Professionals
- AES Education and Career Resources: