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Podcasts: IL delivery on demand. Mogg

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Podcasts: IL delivery on demand. Mogg

  1. 1. Podcasts: IL Delivery on Demand Rebecca Mogg
  2. 2. Overview  What is a podcast?  Pedagogical benefits  Education and IL podcasts  “Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay”  Considerations and tips
  3. 3. What is a podcast? “Podcasts, digital audio programs which can be subscribed to and downloaded by listeners via RSS (Really Simple Syndication), can be accessed on a variety of digital audio devices, including a desktop computer.” Kaplan-Leiserson (2005)
  4. 4. Pedagogical benefits Learning ‘on demand’  Listen anytime, anywhere  Appeal to ‘net generation’ learners  Benefit part-time / distance learners Alternative method of enabling learning  Supplement or reinforce teaching  Embed within e-learning modules on VLEs  Release time-specific information  Tailor to specific audiences
  5. 5. Pedagogical benefits  Inclusive and accessible  Appeal to auditory learning styles  Suit learners with visual impairments or dyslexia  Reach large numbers of students  Re-playable  Aids understanding / memory  Learn at own speed  Benefits speakers of English as a second language
  6. 6. Podcasting in education Lecture recordings Supplementary information  Summaries  Updates  Revision guides Orientation and student support Fieldwork Student projects
  7. 7. Podcasting and IL  Library tours  Introductions to library services  Resource guides  Interviews with academic staff about library services  Complete IL series
  8. 8. Podcasting @ Cardiff  Supplement face-to- face IL delivery  Complement ‘visual’ resources already within the ILRB  Signpost key services and support available
  9. 9. Podcasting @ Cardiff  Pilot project Nov 07-Jan 08  Enlisted help of student radio station – Xpress Radio  Agreed a specification  Commissioned expert  Launched 8 Feb 08  1100+ hits
  10. 10. “Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay” Six short weekly episodes on:  What makes a good essay?  Quality control: information to use and avoid  Going beyond the reading list: finding good web sites  Going beyond the reading list: discovering books and journals  Getting your references in order  Meeting the deadline Listen online or download at: www.xpressradio.co.uk/survivalguide
  11. 11. Considerations  Is audio the right method for your content?  Who are your audience?  Music  Style  Create your own or hire an expert  Script vs. natural delivery  Copyright and intellectual property  Publicity
  12. 12. Top Five Tips 1. Keep each podcast short and simple 2. Vary voices and style 3. Focus on content not technology 4. Adopt a house-style / branding 5. Listen to other podcasts
  13. 13. Podcasts: IL Delivery on Demand Rebecca Mogg

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