Student produced podcasts as learning tools

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Student produced podcasts as learning tools

  1. 1. Student produced podcasts as learning tools Chris Cane Annette Cashmore www.le.ac.uk/genetics/genie
  2. 2. Instructor / producer Student / listener
  3. 3. Student podcasting as a learning tool
  4. 4. don’t spend your student loan on fo a guitar i . i n Un in g r t t a listen to S student voices on starting university
  5. 5. Second year medical students Optional special study module
  6. 6. • Students work in groups of 5-6 • Choose topic • Research information • Prepare and produce 5-10 minute podcast
  7. 7. Skills developed • Research skills • Presentational skills • Group-working • Organisational skills • IT skills
  8. 8. Dissemination of optional content to other students
  9. 9. Genetic screening Genetic diseases Designer babies DNA profiling
  10. 10. Designer babies
  11. 11. Designer babies
  12. 12. Breast cancer
  13. 13. Breast cancer
  14. 14. Stem cells
  15. 15. Stem cells
  16. 16. Stem cells
  17. 17. Stem cells
  18. 18. Analysis methodologies • Focus groups • Download statistics • Questionnaire
  19. 19. “...when we started recording I thought it would last half an hour, but it took something like two and a half hours just to record it simply because we were making ridiculous mistakes, so it was a lot harder than I thought” “...we’re always at the receiving end of listening to lectures. So in doing this we actually got to appreciate how much organising goes into doing something like this”
  20. 20. “The podcasting sessions were brilliant. It makes genetics seem really exciting, all of my friends wish that they had chosen this module”
  21. 21. Student produced podcasts as learning tools Chris Cane Annette Cashmore www.le.ac.uk/genetics/genie

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