Using podcasts and blogs for deeperUsing podcasts and blogs for deeper
student engagementstudent engagement
Michael LowerM...
PodcastsPodcasts
Audio and audio plus slidesAudio and audio plus slides
TypesTypes
 Short introduction to the whole courseShort introduction to the whole course
 Short introduction to each top...
Benefit to studentsBenefit to students
 PreparePrepare
 ReviewReview
 Sometimes can’t attend the classSometimes can’t a...
FeedbackFeedback
 InformalInformal
 Course EvaluationCourse Evaluation
 Focus groupsFocus groups
 Specific questionnai...
Student feedbackStudent feedback
 Most have listenedMost have listened
 And intend to listen againAnd intend to listen a...
Points raised in staff seminarPoints raised in staff seminar
 Too teacher-focused?Too teacher-focused?
 Different offeri...
The technology is no longer a barrierThe technology is no longer a barrier
Reaching Out!!!!Reaching Out!!!!
ItunesU / YouTube / AcademicItunesU / YouTube / Academic
EarthEarth
BlogBlog
Why blog?Why blog?
 Keep the conversation aliveKeep the conversation alive
 Add detailAdd detail
 Allow participation b...
E-booksE-books
EbooksEbooks
 Course guideCourse guide
 Mobile-friendly formatMobile-friendly format
Why?Why?
 Many ways to get at the same contentMany ways to get at the same content

Preferred learning stylePreferred le...
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Using podcasts and blogs for deeper student engagement

  1. 1. Using podcasts and blogs for deeperUsing podcasts and blogs for deeper student engagementstudent engagement Michael LowerMichael Lower Faculty of Law,Faculty of Law, CUHKCUHK
  2. 2. PodcastsPodcasts
  3. 3. Audio and audio plus slidesAudio and audio plus slides
  4. 4. TypesTypes  Short introduction to the whole courseShort introduction to the whole course  Short introduction to each topicShort introduction to each topic  Full lectureFull lecture  Recap of discussion of problem questionsRecap of discussion of problem questions
  5. 5. Benefit to studentsBenefit to students  PreparePrepare  ReviewReview  Sometimes can’t attend the classSometimes can’t attend the class
  6. 6. FeedbackFeedback  InformalInformal  Course EvaluationCourse Evaluation  Focus groupsFocus groups  Specific questionnaireSpecific questionnaire  Record of downloads and visitsRecord of downloads and visits
  7. 7. Student feedbackStudent feedback  Most have listenedMost have listened  And intend to listen againAnd intend to listen again
  8. 8. Points raised in staff seminarPoints raised in staff seminar  Too teacher-focused?Too teacher-focused?  Different offerings for student sub-groupsDifferent offerings for student sub-groups  Focus on controversial / emerging issues andFocus on controversial / emerging issues and casescases
  9. 9. The technology is no longer a barrierThe technology is no longer a barrier
  10. 10. Reaching Out!!!!Reaching Out!!!! ItunesU / YouTube / AcademicItunesU / YouTube / Academic EarthEarth
  11. 11. BlogBlog
  12. 12. Why blog?Why blog?  Keep the conversation aliveKeep the conversation alive  Add detailAdd detail  Allow participation by people not registered forAllow participation by people not registered for the coursethe course
  13. 13. E-booksE-books
  14. 14. EbooksEbooks  Course guideCourse guide  Mobile-friendly formatMobile-friendly format
  15. 15. Why?Why?  Many ways to get at the same contentMany ways to get at the same content  Preferred learning stylePreferred learning style  Help students to get a firm grasp of theHelp students to get a firm grasp of the basicsbasics  Deeper learning (for those who want it)Deeper learning (for those who want it)  Platform for scholarshipPlatform for scholarship  Engaging with a wider audience (or someEngaging with a wider audience (or some of the same people for longer)of the same people for longer)

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