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Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
Podcasting workshop 2010
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Dr. Dick Ng'ambi's presentation on podcasting at CPUT.

Dr. Dick Ng'ambi's presentation on podcasting at CPUT.

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  • 1. Podcasting Workshop 2010
    By Dick Ng’ambi & Shihaam Donnelly
  • 2. Introduction
    Welcome
    Introduce yourself!
    Name
    Brief background
    Why he/she is attending the workshop
    What he/she plans to do with Podcasts
  • 3. Workshop Layout
    Programme of activities
    Podcasts and Podcasting DefinedDiscussion on the definitions of podcast and podcasting
    Podcasting and LearningThe use of podcasting in teaching and learning
    Planning a Podcast
    Methods for planning a podcast
    Creating, Editing and Publishing PodcastsPractical session
    Case Studies
    The use of podcasting in teaching at UCT
  • 4. Definition
    …inspired by the Apple Computer Corporation’s iPod – a portabledigital audio player which allows users to download music from their computer directly to the device for later listening
    4
  • 5. …refers to any software and hardware combination that allows automatic download of audio files (most commonly in MP3 format) for listening at the one’s convenience
    5
  • 6. Interconnecting learning spaces; lecture theatre, the field, laboratory, seminar room, personal workspaces and learning management systems (LMS)
    6
  • 7. Podcasting and Learning
    Power of audio over text
    Listening as opposed to reading
    Learning while away from the computer screen
    Users empoweredto publish audio content directly and seamlessly onto the Web
    7
  • 8. Educational uses
    Lectures – for listening again; or extension
    Supplementary learning resources
    Collaborative and active learning support
    Cultivation of confidence in a subject
    Instructions & guidance e.g. lab work
    Support for distance learners
    Feedback on assessments
    Reflections
    8
  • 9. Podcasting for effective learning
    Decide the pedagogical rationale and the driver
    Select the medium (audio only or audio and video)
    Choose convergence (how much the podcasts are integrated with other e-learning)
    Choose authors and contributors to podcasts
    Decide on structure of podcasting (frequency & timing)
    9
  • 10. Decide on reusuability
    Choose length
    Select style (presentation, interview, dialogue)
    Decide on framework of content organisation
    Select access system (via Vula or internet-based feeder service)
    (Edirisingha et al. 2008)
    10
  • 11. http://www.impala.ac.uk/outputs/model.html
  • 12. How to plan a Podcast
    Choose a topic
    Develop segments for use across episodes of your podcasts
    Create a plan for each individual Podcast
  • 13. Choosing a topic
    Most successful Podcasts are about a specific topic. Choose a topic you’re knowledgeable and passionate about.
    Gain an audience
    Say something new or interesting
    Maintain momentum
    E.g. weekly or even monthly
    Think about your audience
    e.g. old audience may want a quieter, more serious Podcast than young people.
  • 14. Developing show segments
    Opening
    An intro to your podcast
    Stories or features
    Issues in the episode
    Interviews
    Discussion with experts
    Listener feedback
    Feedback from subscribers
    Sign-off
    End of show statement or phrase
  • 15. How to record a Podcast
    Recording all at once
    You hit record button, record from start to finish.
    Easier but less flexibility.
    Recording in pieces
    You create each segment separately, the combine them into one track later.
    More control but more editing time.
  • 16. Creating, Editing and Publishing Podcasts
    • How to create a podcast using Audacity
    • 17. Configuring your audio device
    • 18. How to edit podcasts
    • 19. Publishing on Blackboard
    • 20. Podcast LX
    • 21. Legal aspects of publishing
  • Case Studies
    Graduate School of Humanities (Case 1)
    School of Education
    2008
    16 postgraduate students
    8 weeks module (4-7pm Tuesday & Thursday)
    2009
    18 postgraduate students
    1 week block release module (Mon-Sat)
    Commerce (Case 2)
    Information Systems Dept
    2008
    428 (28 tutors) 1st year students (Lectures theory/prac in lecture theatre)
    2009
    608 (44 tutors) 1st year students (Lectures theory/prac in computer lab)
  • 22. Case 1
    Podcasts in pedagogy tightly coupled
    Reflective learning as a teaching approach
    Learner choice and flexibility - medium
    Case 2
    • Podcasts in pedagogy loosely coupled
    • 23. Didactic teaching approach
    • 24. Learner choice and flexibility – high
  • Case 1: activity / pedagogical model
    Activity layer
    Reflection
    Pedagogical layer
    Coach
    Action
    Podcasts
    Questioning
    Assessment
    instrument
    Learning
    Student
    Subject
    Outcome
    Activity
    Group (peers)
    Object
    Task
    Presentation
    Ng’ambi, 2008
    19
  • 25. Case 2: facilitative learning
    Supported preparation for assessed work
    Flexibility
    Revisiting
    New & attractive experience
    Listening again and again
    Portfolio development
    Mix of entertainment & learning
    Pacing learning activities
    Presentations
    Catching up
    Informality of learning
    Learner choice & flexibility
    Discussion
    Tacit knowledge through discussion
    Edirinsingha et al. 2007
    20
  • 26. Some emerging themes
    From case 1
    Guest lecturer and mastery of voice
    Enhanced note taking
    Reinforcement
    Selective ‘listening’
    Use of RSS feed
  • 27. Guest lecturer and mastery of voice
    …I have a limited permanent record of it that the learner can continuously make reference to and listen very carefully to pronunciations and so on and so forth. It will not help to accelerate the process of understanding and acquiring competencies in development of another language.
  • 28. Enhanced note taking
    …Sometimes where you are reflecting without podcasting, you see that you miss out some facts. With this you can’t. It’s like a journalist that cover an event.
  • 29. Reinforcement
    …I find it [podcasts] very effective yah. I was able to quickly recall what happened and also comments from individuals telling different sessions we had so I find it very useful and I see it as an opportunity to relearn
    Selective ‘listening’
    we do it necessary downloading and playing it on other, of course I have to say on the computer…
  • 30. Use of RSS feed
    I was interested…I opened one in the preparation…this is stressing programme, so to back to that what I heard, it just doesn’t make sense. I listened today and yesterday a little bit but the funny things actually why, because it came up itself and I don’t know how even I still have to ask…
  • 31. Observations
    Resources are not accessible to students outside the module
    Lecturers in SoE or IS cannot access these resources without being a member of a site
    Self ranking of podcasts by frequency of use
    Potential of podcast reuse beyond a module
    Chance that these podcasts represent a topic of interest to students
    Chance both student & educator may want to share these resources or recommend them
  • 32. Search Engines And Directories For Podcasts.
    http://www.podcast411.com/page2.html (reflects numerous directories)
    http://www.vodstock.com/vodstock/vodcast-directories.php (listing video podcasts and “vlog” directories as of Nov. 10, 2005)
    http://podcasts.yahoo.com/
    http://www.podcast.net/
    http://www.podscope.com/
    http://search.singingfish.com/sfw/home.jsp
    http://www.podcastalley.com/index.php
    http://www.digitalpodcast.com/
    Podcatcher Programs.
    A list is available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Podcatchers
    Finding Podsafe Content.
    http://creativecommons.org/
    http://www.audiofeeds.org/
    http://music.podshow.com/ (the podsafe music network)
    http://www.podsafeaudio.com/
    http://www.ipodarmy.com/2005/06/how-to-find-podsafe-music/ (how-to article)
    http://www.magnatune.com
    http://promonet.iodalliance.com (a service from IODA (Independent Online Distribution Alliance) that offers podcasters, and others access to thousands of pre-cleared tracks from independent record labels)
    http://www.pumpaudio.com/index.html (proper licensing of independent music for use in advertising, television, film and the web)
    http://www.garageband.com/htdb/feed/partners.html (music supplier with large catalog of CC music)
    http://www.gcast.com (free and simple service that provides entire GarageBandcatalog that is podcast safe)
    Sourced from: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide
  • 33. Contact Us
    Dr. Dick Ng’ambi
    Centre for Educational Technology
    University of Cape Town
    dick.ngambi@uct.ac.za
    Shihaam Donnelly
    Centre for Educational Technology
    University of Cape Town
    shihaamdonnelly@gmail.com

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