Transcript of "Using Audio Podcasts To Enhance Learning"
Using Audio Podcasts to enhance learning Jan Michael Reyes
What is podcasting? <ul><li>Podcasts can be displayed on websites with clickable links to audio files and many of the standard RSS readers. Such examples can be found at CNN.com </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting is the syndication of audio files using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed reader that allows the user to listen to previously recorded feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Although podcasting was named for the iPod (hence pod . casting ) you do not have to have an iPod to listen to a podcast. </li></ul>http://www.cnn.com/services/podcasting/ http://nnlm.gov/pnr/images/dragonfly/podcasts.png
Podcasting can be used for: http://www.podcastingfactory.be/wp-content/uploads/antenna.jpg Self-Guided Tours - Provides informational content. Music - Interviews and even band clips Daily Chatters - News, sportscasts, and commentaries Training - Instructional and informational materials. Narratives - Story telling for children or even the visually-impaired. Language - Assists in refinement or the learning of a (new) language
Benefits of using podcasting in the classroom: <ul><li>It allows radio quality content to be listened anywhere and anytime without a computer! </li></ul><ul><li>Allows integration of technology in classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in student’s development beyond the projected outcomes of the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s cheap and easy to access! </li></ul>http://www.legacyofhope.com/images/image_hand.jpg
Pros of using podcasts: <ul><li>Podcasting is a helpful resource for peopl e who don’t have time to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for educational purposes (i.e . listenin g to an instructor’s lecture if the class was missed). </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t require the computer for playbac k. </li></ul>http://belsner.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/overview-hero1.jpg http://therawfeed.com/pix/teen_listening_to_ipod.jpg
Cons for using podcasts: <ul><li>Clarity of the recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Not designed for two way interaction: sacrifice of instant messaging or other forms of online communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of mobile (compatible) devices </li></ul><ul><li>Large file sizes in correlation to bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Proper files (must be mp3 formats) </li></ul>http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/news/images/podcasting.jpg
Devices that allow you to listen to podcasts: <ul><li>**REMEMBER: Although it was originally designed to do so, you do not need to have an “iPod” to listen to ‘podcasts’” </li></ul>http://www.virginmedia.com/images/woman-using-laptop-431x300.jpg http://therecord.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/27/otterbox.jpg http://blog.7touchgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/SonyEricW610MusicListen-1.jpg MP3s Cell Phones MACs/PCs