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  • 1. PODCASTS & VODCASTS
  • 2. Discussion board
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  • 6. TE CHN OLO GY OVE RVI EW
    • PODCAST
    • series of audio digital media files
    • distributed over the internet by syndicated download (2008, 'Knowledge Base' )
    • syndicated through RSS feeds
    • downloaded automatically by subscription
    • VIDEO PODCAST
    • Delivered via Atom or RSS feeds (2009, 'Video Podcast ')
    • delivered by a stream or as a file
    • it may be relocated onto a portable media player such as a iPod
    • after subscription you are automatically updated
  • 7. System Requirements
    • High-speed internet
    • Media player
    • Pod-catcher application
  • 8.  
  • 9. iTunes
  • 10. Restrictions of Podcasts and Vodcasts • Questions aren’t responded to in real time • A high internet connection and download limit is necessary to listen and view • Difficult to learn through just listening Restrictions of Vodcasts & Podcasts in Educational Contexts
  • 11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology CASE STUDY
  • 12. MIT Podcast & Vodcast Benefits • Easy to access/convenient • Complementary resource • Time-saving • Distance education • Repeat information until understood
  • 13. Disadvantages & Challenges Of Vodcasts & Podcasts • Social interaction • Motivation • Attention span (Price et al. 2007) • Limited access to high-speed internet
  • 14. Recommendations • Blended learning • Widely accessible high-speed internet • Break-up podcasts/vodcasts with bite sized chunks • Answer questions within a period of a day
  • 15. Podcasts as a Lea rning Tool in Economics
    • Geraint Johnes, a student, has been creating podcasts and posting them weekly on a blog.
    • The service Feedburner was used to give the account an RSS syndicator.
    • This blog was given to other students to follow the podcast series via RSS feeds
    • Geraint produced a podcast series to research podcast impacts on education
    • Students download podcasts directly to iPod's as well as your PC.
    • This means a learning environment can be anywhere = personalize the way you learn.
  • 16.
    • Automatically delivered content is one of the major advantages
    • It saves time in many ways
    • The source is relevant to material
    • Software for distributing and receiving podcasts were free
    • A website is available for direct access of podcasts
    • Not all students have their own computers, internet access or iPods.
    • Most effective when podcasts were on a PC or iPod which unfortunately were a minority of students
    • Lack of visual presentation
    • Short attention span
  • 17. EXA MPLE OF USE - VOD C AS T ING
    • Charles Sturt University uses vodcast to demonstrate key microbiological skills to their first year students.
    • 35% of student accessed the vodcasts from the university network.
    • Beneficial for distance learners
    • Gives students the opportunity to pause and review content.
  • 18. OUTLINE BENEFITS
    • PODCASTS
    • works well when presenting and discussing ideas, concepts and facts (MobileCast Media 2009)
    • useful for lectures and speeches when there is no visual references required
    • tone of a speakers voice can engage listeners more than plain text
    • Podcast costs less to produce in comparison to videos (Onlypodcasting.com 2009)
    • podcasting builds an audience via subscription
    • beneficial to the publisher as they don't need to distribute their content to the audience
    • allows the consumer to be in control of whether they want to receive the content and can un/subscribe anonymously.
    • VIDEO PODCASTS
    • Drives traffic to your website from aggregators such as iTunes.
    • It can be used as a form of advertising.
    • communicates more effectively with its use of imagery
    • found useful in teaching projections
    • very accessible
    • supports consumers with slow connections
    • also builds an audience through subscription
    • has automatic distribution of new content
  • 19. DISADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES
    • Lack of reading material – books
    • Limited discussion between lecturer and learner – Q&A
    • Reduced attendance in class
    • Slow or no internet connection
    • Expensive to produce
    • Not suitable for hearing impaired students
    • Short attention span
  • 20. REC OM M EN D AT IONS
    • Provide necessary tools- microphones, digital cameras, voice recorder
    • Teacher should ask question online.
    • High speed internet access
    • Encourage students to make their own podcast and vodcast.
    • Include podcast and vodcast in the delivery of the courses.
    • Covert the flash media learning object into format which is compatible with the media player.
    • Adjustable screen size
    • Teachers should help students develop habits using podcast & vodcast - create engagement and habitual audience
  • 21. RE F E R E NC ES
    • Educational Vodcasting, 2009 ' Educational Vodcasting ', Peak Educational Consulting, viewed 20th March 2009 < http://educationalvodcasting.com/vodcastinglive.asp > Indiana University, 2008 Knowledge Base' University Information Technology Services , Indiana University, viewed 20th March 2009 < http://kb.iu.edu/data/arxx.html > Johnes, G. 2005, Case study: Podcasts as a Learning Tool in Economics , Lancaster University Management School, viewed 23rd March 2009 < http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/showcase/johnes_podcasts.htm > MobileCast Media, 2009, Benefits of Podcasting and Web Video , MobileCast Media, viewed 26th March 2009 < http://www.mobilecastmedia.com/podcast-and-online-video-benefits.htm >
  • 22. RE F E R E NC ES
    • Price, A., Gay, P.L., Searle, T. & Brissenden, G. 2007, ‘A History and Informal Assessment of the Slacker Astronomy Podcast’, Astronomy Education Review , vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 53-69 in Clark, S., Taylor, L. & Westcott, M. 2007, 'Using short podcasts to reinforce lectures', UniServe Science Teaching and Learning Research Proceedings, Sydney, Australia, pp. 22-27.
    • The Computer Language Company Inc. 2008, Podcast: Definition and additional resources from ZDNet , The Computer Language Company Inc., viewed 19th March 2009 < http://dictionary.zdnet.com/definition/Podcast.html >.