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Catherine Lee, Chris Evans, Tamira King

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Pedagogies and Practices of M-learning: podcasting strategies for postgraduate learning and teaching

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Catherine Lee, Chris Evans, Tamira King

  1. 1. Podcasting Strategies for Postgraduate Learning Dr Tamira King and Dr Chris Evans Brunel Business School Catherine Lee Brunel International Language Centre
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Key Concepts & Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Project description </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Concepts and Rationale <ul><li>Reduces anxiety (Chan & Lee,2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Increases satisfaction (Miller & Piller, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Increases engagement: infomality, reflection (Edirisingha & Salmon, 2007; Baird & Fisher, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances revision (Evans, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar technology </li></ul><ul><li>Higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of student body </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Description <ul><li>Curriculum Innovation Award </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Time frame </li></ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded in discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Podcasts Video Professional and Research Ethics Audio Research Methods 2 Video Research Methods 1 Audio Critical Thinking Video Writing a Dissertation Proposal Audio Writing a Business Plan Video Plagiarism and Referencing 2 Audio Plagiarism and Referencing 1 Video Writing a Marketing Plan Audio Working within a Team Video Introduction to School
  6. 6. Podcast - Intro to Business School <ul><li>Target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>Captions </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Title pages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Podcast - Writing a Marketing Plan <ul><li>Visual props </li></ul>
  8. 8. Podcast - Working within a Team <ul><li>Jingles/hits </li></ul><ul><li>Structured introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Use of topical examples </li></ul><ul><li>Scripted material </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse accents </li></ul>
  9. 9. Podcast - Writing a Business Plan <ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Natural speech </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluation <ul><li>Podcasters - interviews, questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Students - online questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Project assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Project managers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Briefings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content and style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the editing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting and monitoring of use </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>Mobile delivery of learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Staff expertise in podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Potential distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Academic support for diverse students </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. Podcasting Strategies for Postgraduate Learning Dr Tamira King and Dr Chris Evans Brunel Business School Catherine Lee Brunel International Language Centre

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