Podcasting &Vodcasting Overview

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  • OK, Thanks for the invitation to present todayBefore we start i shall just give you a quick run down on what’s coming up:
  • First we’ll start with a definition of podcastingThen we’ll put the rise of podcasting into context,We’ll move onto the simple but key message that I want to convey to you today.Then we’ll explore the opportunitiesI’ll talk a bit about the toolsI’ll highlight why podcasting is good for learnersAnd what’s in it for teachers.Well finish with some good news on how we can helpSo we’ll start with a definition
  • With the Internet maturing both technologically and in the users experience in recent years, especially since the explosion of Web 2.0 tools from 2004 onwards,
  • With the Internet maturing both technologically and in the users experience in recent years, especially since the explosion of Web 2.0 tools from 2004 onwards,We now live in a world where the ability to communicate easily with technology has become a commonplace feature of most peoples lives.No longer restricted to printed material and a regular classroom slot, the use of multimedia, social media and mobile technology has extended the opportunity for learning outside of the classroom with web based and mobile learning.The key message that I want to convey that for you as teachers that
  • The key message that I want to convey that for you as teachers that Pedagogically....1. New Media and Mobile Technology can enhance learning2. New Media and Mobile Technology can offer a flexible, convenient supplement to classroom based learning3. Podcasting in particular is a new media technology approach that has a lot to offerThere are a number of opportunities to use podcasting
  • There are a number of opportunities to use podcasting1 To make recorded lectures available for student revision and for students to catch up if they have missed a lesson.
  • 2. Radio Style Interviews and Debates,For exploring arguments and engaging with the debate
  • 3. Formative, Summative and Generic Feedback, WHERE France and Lynch (2009)Show that there is evidence that all forms of feedback are valued by students
  • 4. To Support Fieldwork, with for example Instruction on technique and equipment use
  • And lastly5. Supporting LecturesWhere perhaps the most value may lie in brief 5-10 minute Introductory notes or summaries that highlight key topics that supplement rather than replace lectures.Moving onto tools to support podcasting, It is relatively inexpensive to buy the core tools and software that you will need
  • It is relatively inexpensive to buy the core tools and software that you will need. As a starting point a microphone and a webcam will allow for the capturing of voice audio and webcam video.And then there are a range of software tools that are free and easy to use
  • And then there are a range of software tools that are free and easy to use, starting with the excellent Audacity audio editing software.A lot can also be achieved with the free and easy to use video editing software Windows Movie maker and..
  • A lot can also be achieved with the free and easy to use video editing software Windows Movie maker and..Then there are many free and easy to use screen recording software packages around such as screentoaster.
  • Then there are many free and easy to use screen recording software packages around such as screentoaster.Investment in a more sophisticated, but high quality screen recording, audio and video editor such as camtasia enables multiple outputs for multiple different output decvices.
  • Investment in a more sophisticated, but high quality screen recording, audio and video editor such as camtasia enables multiple outputs for multiple different output devices.Those are the basic tools. Also required will be a podcasting service such as podomatic which will provide feeds which can be subscribed to and can be viewed directly through the users own RSS Feed reader.
  • Those are the basic tools. Also required will be a podcasting service such as podomatic which will provide feeds which can be subscribed to and can be viewed directly through the users own RSS Feed reader.Additionally itunes can use this feed to download and publish to users ipod’s and other mobile equipment.Audio and video files can be made available through many universities VLE system, for example blackboard uses the learning objects podcasting plugin to offer a podcasting Service.Finally just to say the audio and video files can just be made available from a web link like any other file rather than having to be be part of an RSS podcasting service.And so to the reason why we are promoting podcasting. Because it is good for learners.
  • And so to the reason why we are promoting podcasting. Because it is good for learners. It is Flexible, Convenient and Time SavingItCaters for Auditory and Visual LearnersIt Provides Variety in the Learning ExperienceIt Is Engaging and Aids LearningSo what is in it for Teachers.
  • So what is in it for Teachers.It’s an approach that can aid the student experience and thus:Enhances EngagementAnd LearningLeading to improved grades andHigher retentionAnd the good news is that once you get into it, it is not that difficult and if you need it, We can help.
  • Some References for further information and to substantiate the claims i have made todayAnd finally if you need to contact me to discuss podcasting further please see the phone and email contact information below
  • And finally if you need to contact me to discuss podcasting further please see the phone and email contact information below
  • Podcasting &Vodcasting Overview

    1. 1. Steve Mackenzie Twitter: stevemac121
    2. 2. 1. A Definition 5. The Tools 2. The Context 6. Good for Learners 3. The Message 4. The Opportunities 7. What’s in it for Teachers 8. Good News
    3. 3. According to Lim (2005:1), podcasting involves: “the authoring of, and subscription to, audio and/or video files on the internet for downloading to the user’s personal computer”. Furthermore Bausch & Han (2006:1) state, Podcasting : “enables users to quickly and easily download multimedia files, including audio and video, for playback on mobile devices including iPods™ and other MP3 players” (Dale, C. (2007) Strategies for Using Podcasting to Support Student Learning. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education 6(1), 49-57)
    4. 4. MultiMedia Social Media Mobile Technology Mobile Laptop iPod Web Based and Mobile Learning
    5. 5. Pedagogically.... New Media and Mobile Technology can enhance learning New Media and Mobile Technology can offer a flexible, convenient supplement to classroom based learning Podcasting is a new media technology that has a lot to offer in terms of enhancing learning and being flexible and convenient
    6. 6. 1. Make Recorded Lectures for Student Revision And for student catch up if they have missed a lesson
    7. 7. 2. Radio Style Interviews and Debates For exploring arguments and engaging with the debate
    8. 8. 3. Formative, Summative and Generic Feedback France and Lynch (2009) offer evidence that all forms of feedback are valued by students
    9. 9. 4. To Support Fieldwork With for example Instruction on technique and equipment use
    10. 10. 5. Supporting Lectures Where perhaps the most value may lie in brief 5-10 minute Introductory notes or summaries that highlight key topics that supplement rather than replace lectures.
    11. 11. 1. Webcam, Microphone (and Headset) As a starting point a microphone and a webcam will allow for the capturing of voice audio and webcam video.
    12. 12. 2. Audacity Audio Editing: Free and Easy
    13. 13. 3. Windows Movie Maker Video Editing: Free and Easy
    14. 14. 4. ScreenToaster Screen Recorder: Free and Easy
    15. 15. 5. Camtasia Investment in a more sophisticated, but high quality screen recording, audio and video editor such as camtasia enables multiple outputs for multiple different output devices.
    16. 16. 6. Podcasting Service Podomatic which will provide feeds which can be subscribed to and can be viewed directly through the users own RSS Feed reader. Other methods include : itunes, VLE e.g. Learning Objects in Blackboard
    17. 17. Flexible, Convenient and Time Saving Caters for Auditory and Visual Learners Provides Variety in the Learning Experience Is Engaging and Aids Learning
    18. 18. Enhance Engagement Enhance Learning Improve Grades Improve Retention
    19. 19. Andrew, M. (2009) Video Podcasts for Module Phar 2503 – Pharmaceutical Microbiology With Anonymous Student Questionnaire Dale, C. (2007) Strategies for Using Podcasting to Support Student Learning. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education 6(1), 49-57 France, D. & Lynch, K. (2009) Podcasting assignment feedback to students; an evaluation of staff and student experiences, Short Paper
    20. 20. Steve Mackenzie Smackenzie.uk@gmail.com

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