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Podcasts in Teaching: An Example from NAU Alan A. Lew Professor of Geography, Planning & Recreation Northern Arizona University Resources: http://slideshare.net/alew http://TravelGeography.info http://alanalew.com
Podcast Production for Education
Event Not Produced for Podcasting
Produced Audio Performance*
Event / Material Produced for a Podcast Audience
Supplemental Classroom or Textbook Materials
Audio-Visuals that may be Repurposed in Podcast format
Guides of Physical Sites, Soundseeing Tours
Could be any of the types above
Podcast Applications in Education
Teaching & Advising
Class Lecture Presentations*
Class Lecture Review*
Alumni and Donor Relations
Corporate (internal) Communications
Student Recruitment and Retention
Media and Community Relations
PL 376 Planning for Sustainable Tourism
Types of Social Software Assignments
CMS Discussion Forum
Social Network Sites
Webpage & Podcast
Final Project (group optional)
Podcast Uses in My Class
1 – Listening To & Discussing Podcasts
Produced Audio Performance
Lecture Material & Review
2 – Live Audio Sessions
Produced Audio Performance
3 – Student Created Podcasts
Student Created Multimedia
1 – Listening to & Discussing Podcasts
2 – Live Audio Sessions -- Elluminate “Podcasts”
3 – Student Created Podcasts
Student Podcast Rules
Student Podcasts can be heard on: Geography for Travelers – 1 June 07 http://urltea.com/1yr7
Student Experience Prior to this Class… 25.0% 2 Had created your own Wiki website 25.0% 2 Had created an Audio program and made it available on the Internet 37.5% 3 Had heard of term “Web 2.0” 37.5% 3 Had created and contributed to their own Blog 37.5% 3 Had created an Video program and made it available on the Internet 37.5% 3 Watched Video programs on an mp3 player (like an iPod) 37.5% 3 Listened to Audio programs (news, talk, etc) on an mp3 player 50.0% 4 Had frequently used Instant Messaging (IM) on your computer 50.0% 4 Had heard of the terms “Social Media” or “Social Software” 50.0% 4 Listened to Audio programs (news, talk, etc) on your computer 62.5% 5 Had used a Wiki website, such as Wikipedia 75.0% 6 Had created a website using an HTML editor 75.0% 6 Had actively participated in a Social Media/Software Website 87.5% 7 Had occasionally used Instant Messaging (IM) 87.5% 7 Watched to Video programs on your computer 87.5% 7 Listened to Music on an mp3 player 100% 8 Had heard of Blogs 100% 8 Listened to Music on your computer
Were Social Media/Software tools used in any classes that you have taken prior to this semester?
It was never mandated to use any of the sites because for the majority of my classes, we could only used scholarly, peer reviewed journals or other writings. Wikis (or any other social media) were not allowed or deemed reliable.
Mostly home-based stuff
All of my experience with social media/software was purely for "social" reasons to communicate with friends.
In a class I took, History of American Music, we were given a cd of mp3 files to listen to (on our computer and on a mp3 player) and study for exams, then we gave the cd back at the end of the class.
I’ve used Wikipedia to conduct research for multiple classes, but never really realized how it worked until Dr. Lew’s class.
I took a FrontPage website development class two years ago.
Do you have any other comments and suggestions on the use of Podcasts in this class? (N=5)
The Podcasts were particularly useful. I started to wonder about the educational value of some of the other elements such as Wikis for this class.
Making the podcast was an experience and probably the most difficult for most of us to do.
Other than yourself, I am not sure who else will listen [to my podcast] !
I was never able to actually take part in an Elluminate session due to class conflicts and also equipment on my computer.
I did go and listen to the Elluminate podcasts (audio only) for a few of the assignments I was not totally clear on.
Downloading the software and producing a podcast is not nearly as easy as presented, at least for older, less technologically-savvy students. The telephone podcast option was the easiest, and the only one I succeeded at, but even it presented some challenges.
Which of the Social Media/Software tools used this semester did you think were most effective for use in an online class? (N=8)
Everything we used was really effective...I learned a lot!
I thought that your Podcasts were a particularly effective way of delivering on-line content.
I enjoyed the Podcasts .
I also enjoyed the discussions with other students and peers through Wikispaces . Everything was really effective!
The Blog and the Wikispaces presented us with a specific task and then we heard from peers and were able to view what we had done compared to others and make adjustments. Learning how to communicate and add comments was good.
Designing the Webpage was fun.
Listening to a Podcast made the class more interesting rather than just reading the material. Then having to put a comment ( Innertoob ) in made us pay attention.
The Podcasts we listened to for assignments, whether they be Dr. Lew’s podcasts or someone elses about various issues, were very helpful in understanding topics.
Dr. Lew’s audio recordings ( Elluminate audio only ) where he reviewed the assignments were helpful as well, especially since this is an online course with little other teacher/student interaction.
I was never able to get Elluminate working on my computer; I’m still not sure how to use it, but when audio-only files were uploaded onto vista, I always listened to those and found them helpful ( Elluminate audio only ).
I really liked the Blogs . I feel this is a great way to communicate during this class.
Innertoob was probably the most effective because one could potentially listen a lecture or observation from someone a great distance away.
Blogging was most useful, as I enjoyed the interaction, although I feel the Bulletin boards in VISTA are more convenient and work in much the same manner.
Intellectual Property and Ownership
Who Owns the Class Material?
Instructor, University, Student
Who is responsible for problems?
Defamation, Libel and Censorship
Fair Use of Copyrighted Material
Potential for Present and Future Embarrassment
Express Waivers to cover Audio and Video recordings
FERPA Regulations (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Designated “non-filming/recording” area
Consistency with university “brand”
Just as websites are often vetted by an internal body, so too might podcasts
Threats to & from Traditional Teaching Models
Dependency on Technology
Podcasts in Teaching: An Example from NAU Alan A. Lew Professor of Geography, Planning & Recreation Northern Arizona University Resources: http://slideshare.net/alew http://TravelGeography.info http://alanalew.com http://urltea.com/1yr7