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Podcasting it780

  1. 1. Podcasting in Higher Ed <br />Leslie Rasmussen<br />The University of Southern Mississippi<br />
  2. 2. Embracing Digital Natives<br />Colleges and universities are incorporating new technologies to adapt to a variety of students.<br />Commuter students<br />Nontraditional students<br />Online courses and hybrid formats<br />
  3. 3. Why podcast? <br />Share lectures<br />Students can create and share content with peers<br />Time shifting for flexible learning<br />Listen on the way to campus or at the gym<br />Address the needs of a dynamic e-learning environment<br />
  4. 4. Why do students use podcasts?<br />Students prefer audio and visual podcasts<br />To review and gain better understanding <br />Review at their own pace<br />To improve retention of knowledge<br />Pods fit multitasking lifestyles<br />
  5. 5. Social Change and Technology<br />Increased mobility <br />Students have iPods, MP3 players, portable gaming systems, laptops, etc. <br />Students spend large amounts Online socializing – now we can incorporate education<br />Takes advantage of existing student knowledge<br />
  6. 6. Three Types of Podcasts<br />Select a variety of formats to meet a variety of needs.<br />Regular<br />Audio only<br />Enhanced<br />Voice over still images<br />Vodcast<br />Video <br />
  7. 7. Needs Assessment <br />Identify the portable devices your students have<br />Determine the most appropriate content for podcasting – remember, not everything is suitable! <br />Determine which format is most useful for students (video, audio, etc.)<br />
  8. 8. Provide CLEAR Instruction<br />Clearly label podcasts and provide a concise description<br />Example: Make podcast titles match chapter titles<br />Use RSS, iTunes, ed-cast etc., but be clear about which platform you use<br />
  9. 9. Rules of Thumb for Time<br />Keep it short!<br />Vodcasts should be under 15-minutes<br />Audio pods should be under 30-minutes<br />Enhanced pods should be under 20-minutes<br />
  10. 10. iTunes U<br />Over 800 universities <br />
  11. 11. iTunes U <br />
  12. 12. Integrating Podcasts <br />Integrating podcasting into the classroom<br />
  13. 13. That’s all folks!<br />

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