A podcast is a multimedia file distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The term as originally coined by Ben Hammersley in an article in the Guardian on February 12, 2004, was meant as a portmanteau of " broadcasting " and " iPod ". (“Podcast,” 2006)
think pair share From what you have learned so far; Think how a podcast could be used as a lecture Pair up with someone next to you Share your idea of a lecture as a podcast You have 3 minutes to complete this activity
Stager agrees with Seymour Papert in that computers and computing offer profound opportunities to learn new things, old things in new ways and construct knowledge in ways that would be inaccessible without access to technology. Constructionism particularly applies to learning with digital technology. If you can use technology to make things you can make a lot more interesting things. And you can learn a lot more by making them. (Stager, 2005)
Boulos, Maramba and Wheeler write that the potential impact of ... podcast technologies on higher education ... is immense, and combined use of 'mind tools' that may yield the most powerful learning experiences. According to Jonassen et al. 'mindtools' act as cognitive reflection and amplification tools, aiding the construction of meaning, through the act of self-design of knowledge.
Vygotsky (1978) drew attention to the strong links between the culture and social influences upon the learner, and their relationship with the learner’s cognitive development. That is to say, given the fact that many students in schools today already have access to a portable music player, it would appear to make sense (at least from a motivational point-of-view) that the potential of using such players for goals which are more explicitly linked to the curriculum be at least explored. (Lim, n.d.)
think pair share From what you have learned so far; In particular, the pedagogy of podcasting. Think how students could create course related podcasts to construct knowledge Pair up with someone next to you Share your idea of student created podcasts You have 3 minutes to complete this activity
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Seega, B. (Producer) & Swan, N. (Presenter). (2005, November 28). Adult ADHD [Podcast radio programme]. Sydney: ABC Radio National. Retrieved November 29, 2005, from http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/helthrpt/
Last name, First name, Title of Program. Name of transmitter. Date of transmission. Podcast. Date of access <URL>.
Harrison, Taylor. “Interview.” Voices of Diversity. KBCS, Bellevue WA. 1 April 2006. Podcast. 18 May 2006 <http://kbcs.fm/site/PageServer>.
Boulos, M., Maramba, I., & Wheeler, S. (2006). Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. Retrieved on October 3, 2006 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/6/41
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Kramer, B., (2005). Mobile Learning: The Next Generation of Learning fernUniversität’s Contributions to the 2nd Year of the Leonardo Project mlearn2. Retrieved on October 3, 2006 from http://learning.ericsson.net/mlearning2/files/workpackage4/feu_technical_working_paper_2.pdf
Lim, K. (n.d.). Now Hear This – Exploring Podcasting as a Tool in Geography Education. Retrieved on October 15, 2006 from http:// homepage.mac.com/voyager/brisbane_kenlim.pdf
Prensky, M. (2004). What Can You Learn from a Cell Phone? – Almost Anything. Retrieved on October 11, 2006 from http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky-What_Can_You_Learn_From_a_Cell_Phone-FINAL.pdf
Siemens, G., (2006). Learning in Synch with Life: New Models, New Processes. Google 2006 Training Summit. Retrieved on October 10, 2006 from http:// www.elearnspace.org/Articles/google_whitepaper.pdf
Stager, G. (2005). Towards a pedagogy of online constructionist learning. Retrieved on September 27, 2006 from http:// www.stager.org/articles/onlineconstructionism.pdf