Educational Podcasting

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Educational Podcasting

  1. 1. It’s All About the Students The eLearning Team The University of Adelaide Australia December 2011 Their engagement, their learning, their outcomes and their future success Introducing Podcasting From Pedagogy to Podagogy Friday, 13 September 13
  2. 2. Introducing Allan Allan is a Learning Designer with the CLPD at the University of Adelaide and has a background in printing, publishing, web development and educational multimedia. As well he has worked in learning and teaching in the VET sector and higher education. Allan has led schools (courses) in Hawaii and Texas USA, as well as Paraguay. He has taught in communications, marketing and research, print production and using the Internet for education. Allan has extensive experience in online collaboration and facilitation. University of Adelaide Centre for Learning and Professional Development Adelaide South Australia Telephone: +61 8 8303 8085 Email: allan.carrington@adelaide.edu.au Website:http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/about/clpdstaff/carringtona.html Friday, 13 September 13
  3. 3. Allan Carrington Adelaide SA Randy Meredith Spring Arbor MI Where in the World are we? Visit Randy next trip to USA Friday, 13 September 13
  4. 4. Introducing Randy Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, Michigan, USA Telephone: +1 517 750 6647 Email: randym@arbor.edu Website: http://www.arbor.edu Randy Meredith is the Director of Academic Technology and Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Online Learning, at Spring Arbor University. His major interests include hybrid/blended course design, educational podcasting. Randy is pursuing a terminal degree in distance education at Regent University, and believes Podcasting and RSS have great educational potential. He is also the author of the website Podagogy.com Friday, 13 September 13
  5. 5. We need some demographics Participants in room? Born before 1982? ... Educational? Use Internet at home? Use IM? How many own a blog How many: Used a Wiki? Have made a podcast? Have a mobile phone? Use SMS? Subscribed to Podcast? Used Skype? ... Educational? or used a blog? Friday, 13 September 13
  6. 6. Overview a pedagogical framework and characteristics for using podcasting for education Introduce participants to excellent online resources to help get them started using these technologies and provide the next steps to begin using them. Learning Aims Friday, 13 September 13
  7. 7. Learning Outcomes List the reasons why podcasting has good pedagogical potential Use online resources to make an educational podcast By the time you finish this webinar you should be able to: Friday, 13 September 13
  8. 8. Emerging Technologies as Teaching/Learning Tools Podcasting: Rich Instruction Blogging: Rich Reflection Wiki: Rich Collaboration Social Bookmarking: Rich Categorisation VoIP: Rich Communication Friday, 13 September 13
  9. 9. Integration Rich Learning Rich Com m unication Rich Collaboration RichInstruction Rich Reflection Rich Categorisation Podcasting VoIP: Voice over Internet Protocol Wikis Blogging Social Bookmarking Friday, 13 September 13
  10. 10. Questions for Discussion Tell us about how you have used podcasting, blogs or wikis? Tell us about how you would like to use these technologies? Any specific questions you have about these technologies? Disruptive technologies often come from outside the mainstream. The light bulb was not invented by the candle industry looking to improve output. Friday, 13 September 13
  11. 11. Music to the Ears Listening is instinctual, reading is not Listening gets round illiteracy and dyslexia Listening is a mobile medium and frees eyes and hands “Cocktail party effect” allows us to home in and ignore Brains are acoustic analysers - listening and learning go hand in hand Clarke & Walsh iPod Therefore I Learn http://www.epic.co.uk/content/resources/white_papers/iPod.htm The case for audio technologies in teaching and learning Friday, 13 September 13
  12. 12. Why Use Educational Audio Aural source material for analysis or reaction. Breathe life into ideas. For tasks which could be disruptive when using text. Help the learners practise skills. Make the teaching more human and personal. Say things that are not so easily expressed in print. Encourage or motivate the learners. http://www1.worldbank.org/disted/Teaching/Delivery/aud-01.html Friday, 13 September 13
  13. 13. Influence the learners' feelings and attitudes Contributions from people unlikely to write. Voices of experts, users, clients other learners, etc. New ideas to learners who won’t or can’t read Provide necessary variety in the learners' learning. A trigger for group sharing of ideas and experience Why Use Educational Audio http://www1.worldbank.org/disted/Teaching/Delivery/aud-01.html Friday, 13 September 13
  14. 14. So What is Podcasting? Began as audio only “Casting” refers to the publishing or distribution method Uses RSS (Really Simple Syndication) - scripting that pushes file to subscriber Went mainstream when Apple built in capability into iTunes (free software for PC and Mac) Now we have Enhanced and Vodcasting “Podcasting and Vodcasting in Higher Education How Disruptive Will They Be” by Robin Goode http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/04/16/ podcasting_and_vodcasting_in_higher.htm Friday, 13 September 13
  15. 15. Has anyone heard a bad podcast? Please give details as to why you thought so. Has anyone heard a podcast/ educational audio they thought was really good? Why did you think so. Has anyone got an example of good pedagogy for using audio? Please give us details. Questions for Discussion Disruptive technologies often come from outside the mainstream. The light bulb was not invented by the candle industry looking to improve output. Friday, 13 September 13
  16. 16. Pedagogical Framework Context Connect with prior learning, connect with learning objectives, establish relevance, provide advance organizers Content Present high level overview, clearly structured (mapped to outcomes), small “chunks”, enable student to create a cognitive “map” of the content (relationships, sequence, precedence, dependencies, etc.) Friday, 13 September 13
  17. 17. Review Using “audio bullet points” Connect Reflective assignment (personal reflection - journal/blog entry) Reflective assignment (collaborative assessment - discussion posting and responses) Next steps (online course resources: self assessment, supplemental readings, case studies, problems, transcript of podcast, webliographies, bibliographies, media, etc.) Connect to assigned reading Advance connection to next topic in sequence Pedagogical Framework Friday, 13 September 13
  18. 18. Five Steps to Designing Podcasts that Teach 1.Select appropriate content 2.Determine your instructional goal 3.Design your content 4.Produce your podcast 5.Incorporate the podcast into your course http://engage.doit.wisc.edu/podcasting/teachAndLearn podcasting@university of wisconsin - madison Friday, 13 September 13
  19. 19. Getting Started Easy first steps would be interview style Download, play with/use Audio software Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Upbeat, informal spontaneous genre with humour - not a broadcasting model Publish to free podcast sites Odeo http://www.odeo.com Pod-O-Matic http://www.podomatic.com Publish to iTunes Download & Read Podcast Creation Guide: http://images.apple.com/education/ solutions/podcasting/pdf/PodcastCreationGuide.pdf SwitchPod http://www.switchpod.com OurMedia http://www.ourmedia.org Friday, 13 September 13
  20. 20. References Allan Carrington http://del.icio.us/AllanADL/edayz290906 University of Adelaide Centre for Learning and Professional Development Adelaide South Australia Telephone: +61 8 8303 8085 Email: allan.carrington@adelaide.edu.au Website:http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/about/clpdstaff/carringtona.html Academic Rigour is Del.icio.usly Simple PLEASE NOTE: All online references for this webinar can be found at this addressSpring Arbor University Spring Arbor, Michigan, USA Telephone: +1 517 750 6647 Email: randym@arbor.edu Website: http://www.arbor.edu Randy Meredith Friday, 13 September 13

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