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Pod & Vod

  2. 2. Discussion board
  3. 6. TE CHN OLO GY OVE RVI EW <ul><li>PODCAST </li></ul><ul><li>series of audio digital media files </li></ul><ul><li>distributed over the internet by syndicated download (2008, 'Knowledge Base' ) </li></ul><ul><li>syndicated through RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>downloaded automatically by subscription </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO PODCAST </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered via Atom or RSS feeds (2009, 'Video Podcast ') </li></ul><ul><li>delivered by a stream or as a file </li></ul><ul><li>it may be relocated onto a portable media player such as a iPod </li></ul><ul><li>after subscription you are automatically updated </li></ul>
  4. 7. System Requirements <ul><li>High-speed internet </li></ul><ul><li>Media player </li></ul><ul><li>Pod-catcher application </li></ul>
  5. 9. iTunes
  6. 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
  7. 11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology CASE STUDY
  8. 12. MIT Podcast & Vodcast Benefits • Easy to access/convenient • Complementary resource • Time-saving • Distance education • Repeat information until understood
  9. 13. Disadvantages & Challenges Of Vodcasts & Podcasts • Social interaction • Motivation • Attention span (Price et al. 2007) • Limited access to high-speed internet
  10. 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
  11. 15. Podcasts as a Lea rning Tool in Economics <ul><li>Geraint Johnes, a student, has been creating podcasts and posting them weekly on a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>The service Feedburner was used to give the account an RSS syndicator. </li></ul><ul><li>This blog was given to other students to follow the podcast series via RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Geraint produced a podcast series to research podcast impacts on education </li></ul><ul><li>Students download podcasts directly to iPod's as well as your PC. </li></ul><ul><li>This means a learning environment can be anywhere = personalize the way you learn. </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Automatically delivered content is one of the major advantages </li></ul><ul><li>It saves time in many ways </li></ul><ul><li>The source is relevant to material </li></ul><ul><li>Software for distributing and receiving podcasts were free </li></ul><ul><li>A website is available for direct access of podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Not all students have their own computers, internet access or iPods. </li></ul><ul><li>Most effective when podcasts were on a PC or iPod which unfortunately were a minority of students </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of visual presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Short attention span </li></ul>
  13. 17. EXA MPLE OF USE - VOD C AS T ING <ul><li>Charles Sturt University uses vodcast to demonstrate key microbiological skills to their first year students. </li></ul><ul><li>35% of student accessed the vodcasts from the university network. </li></ul><ul><li>Beneficial for distance learners </li></ul><ul><li>Gives students the opportunity to pause and review content. </li></ul>
  14. 18. OUTLINE BENEFITS <ul><li>PODCASTS </li></ul><ul><li>works well when presenting and discussing ideas, concepts and facts (MobileCast Media 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>useful for lectures and speeches when there is no visual references required </li></ul><ul><li>tone of a speakers voice can engage listeners more than plain text </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast costs less to produce in comparison to videos (Onlypodcasting.com 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>podcasting builds an audience via subscription </li></ul><ul><li>beneficial to the publisher as they don't need to distribute their content to the audience </li></ul><ul><li>allows the consumer to be in control of whether they want to receive the content and can un/subscribe anonymously. </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO PODCASTS </li></ul><ul><li>Drives traffic to your website from aggregators such as iTunes. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used as a form of advertising. </li></ul><ul><li>communicates more effectively with its use of imagery </li></ul><ul><li>found useful in teaching projections </li></ul><ul><li>very accessible </li></ul><ul><li>supports consumers with slow connections </li></ul><ul><li>also builds an audience through subscription </li></ul><ul><li>has automatic distribution of new content </li></ul>
  15. 19. DISADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES <ul><li>Lack of reading material – books </li></ul><ul><li>Limited discussion between lecturer and learner – Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced attendance in class </li></ul><ul><li>Slow or no internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive to produce </li></ul><ul><li>Not suitable for hearing impaired students </li></ul><ul><li>Short attention span </li></ul>
  16. 20. REC OM M EN D AT IONS <ul><li>Provide necessary tools- microphones, digital cameras, voice recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher should ask question online. </li></ul><ul><li>High speed internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to make their own podcast and vodcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Include podcast and vodcast in the delivery of the courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Covert the flash media learning object into format which is compatible with the media player. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable screen size </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should help students develop habits using podcast & vodcast - create engagement and habitual audience </li></ul>
  17. 21. RE F E R E NC ES <ul><li>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 > </li></ul>
  18. 22. RE F E R E NC ES <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 >. </li></ul>
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