Promoting the use of Podcasting as a Tool for E-learning
What’s Coming Up!
1. A Definition
6. Good for Learners
3. The Message
2. The Context
4. The Opportunities
8. Good News
5. The Tools
7. What’s in it for Teachers
Podcasting: A Definition
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)
Web Based and
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 hasa lot to offer in terms of enhancing learning and being flexible and convenient
1. Make Recorded Lectures for Student Revision
And for student 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
France and Lynch (2009) offer evidence that all forms of feedback are valued by students
4. To Support Fieldwork
With for example Instruction on technique and equipment use
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.
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.
Audio Editing: Free and Easy
3. Windows Movie Maker
Video Editing: Free and Easy
Screen Recorder: Free and Easy
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.
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
It’s Good for Learners
Flexible, Convenient and Time Saving
Caters for Auditory and Visual Learners
Provides Variety in the Learning Experience
Is Engaging and Aids Learning
What is in it for Teachers
Bibliography & Reference
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
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