JAARS, Waxhaw, NC, USA
Sponsor: JAARS VMS
Courses offered include:
1. Vernacular Media Specialist Training
This training gives instruction and hands-on experience in all aspects of vernacular media work in Wycliffe. Concepts covered range from strategizing for use of appropriate media, communication principles, evaluating media, designing programs, choosing an appropriate recording platform, and instruction in various recording platforms.
2. Program and Curriculum Design [more...]
For engageable Scriptures, we know that in many languages it is not sufficient to provide printed Scriptures; they need to be made available in audio form as well.
But then comes the question: which media do we use for distributing the audio Scriptures?
In the past the answer was easy: it was the audio cassette tape, and perhaps the radio. Today there are so many more choices. This document illustrates the wide range of options:
- Removable media (cassettes, CDs)
- Broadcast media (radio)
- Digital audio players (iPod, MegaVoice, Proclaimer, Saber, etc.)
- New media (Internet, mobile phones, podcasts, etc.)
The choice we make will depend very much on the local situation and will often include more than one of these options. [more...]
"So you want to give people access to translated Scripture on a digital audio player? OK, but how do you choose between the increasing array of players and programmes being offered?"
This in-depth review (39 pages) compares a wide range of today's digital audio players, including the Proclaimer and Mini-Proclaimer (from Faith Comes By Hearing), the NGP and FM Ambassadors (from MegaVoice), the Saber (from Global Recordings Network), the Papyrus (from Renew World Outreach) and the Audibible (from Davar Partners International).
Also mentioned are some of the 'off the shelf' options such as basic feature phones and cheap MP3 players.
The review is presented in several sections, illustrated with photos and giving a summary of the key features, prices, pros and cons of each player. [more...]