Podcasts for teaching

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These are the slides of a presentation given on 1st September 2011 to colleagues at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the presentation, I described and reflected on my experience of using podcasts in teaching Hong Kong Land Law.

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Podcasts for teaching

  1. 1. Podcasts in Higher Education Michael Lower Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2. 2. Example
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>Introductory </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation / revision </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time students can stay in touch with the course </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome language barrier </li></ul>
  4. 4. Feedback <ul><li>Informal </li></ul><ul><li>Course Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Specific questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Record of downloads and visits </li></ul>
  5. 5. Students favoured reading slides and listening to podcasts at the same time
  6. 6. The idea that students will stop showing up to class is bogus. (Carie Windham, ‘Confessions of a podcast junkie’ Educause Review, May / June 2007, 51)
  7. 7. Podcasts are part of a strategy for deeper student engagement
  8. 8. How?
  9. 9. Three ways <ul><li>Office </li></ul><ul><li>ITSC studio </li></ul><ul><li>Echo 360 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Important issues <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Sound quality </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Classes must offer something more </li></ul>
  11. 11. Live recording of lecture?
  12. 12. Who listens?
  13. 17. Open access / service / impact

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