Music and learning: do they mix? — Clive Sheperd (UK)

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For me, digital storytelling carries with it some potent power to educate, influence, and persuade. At minimum, music seems like it has a solid place in the digital storytelling world.  However, I also realize that extraneous audio can be distracting, especially for those of us who need it quiet when we are trying to concentrate. Giving  the user the choice of whether to listen/hear the audio — or see a transcript — are useful features that help provide a more customized learning experience.