Podcasting & Vodcasting Overview


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Podcasting & Vodcasting Overview

  1. 1. Promoting the use of Podcasting as a Tool for E-learning Steve Mackenzie Twitter: stevemac121
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. Laptop Mobile iPod The Context Social Media Web Based and Mobile Learning MultiMedia Mobile Technology
  5. 5. The Message 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 hasa lot to offer in terms of enhancing learning and being flexible and convenient
  6. 6. The Opportunities 1. Make Recorded Lectures for Student Revision And for student catch up if they have missed a lesson
  7. 7. The Opportunities 2. Radio Style Interviews and Debates For exploring arguments and engaging with the debate
  8. 8. The Opportunities 3. Formative, Summative and Generic Feedback France and Lynch (2009) offer evidence that all forms of feedback are valued by students
  9. 9. The Opportunities 4. To Support Fieldwork With for example Instruction on technique and equipment use
  10. 10. The Opportunities 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. The Tools 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. The Tools 2. Audacity Audio Editing: Free and Easy
  13. 13. The Tools 3. Windows Movie Maker Video Editing: Free and Easy
  14. 14. The Tools 4. ScreenToaster Screen Recorder: Free and Easy
  15. 15. The Tools 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. The Tools 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. 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
  18. 18. What is in it for Teachers Enhance Engagement EnhanceLearning Improve Grades Improve Retention
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Contact Information Steve Mackenzie Smackenzie.uk@gmail.com