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  1. 1. Podcasting in Education<br />Drew Olarenshawand<br />Benjamin McCarter<br />
  2. 2. What Is Podcasting<br />Podcasts are a collection of files that can be created through recording that are made available for downloading by users onto portable media devices. (Exley, K and Dennick, R, 2009, pg 152)<br /><br />
  3. 3. How it is created?<br />The Podcasting process can be broken down into six simple steps<br />Create<br />Edit<br />Publish<br />Download<br />Transfer<br />View<br />
  4. 4. Expansions of podcasts<br />From the creation of podcast has come about the creation of VODcasting. The creation of VODcasting is similar to the creation of podcasting except it includes the vision aspect of what the audio is.<br />
  5. 5. Example of Podcast and a site to download them from<br /><br />This youtube clip is an example of what a VODcast episode is. This episode talks about what a podcast is and how they are created.<br /><ul><li></li></li></ul><li>How it is utilized<br />Podcasting is now common place, in<br />many schools. This new technology has<br />been used in both lower levels of education, within the classroom, as educational radio stations are now being created for downloading by young students for topics from arts to history to English. This technology is also being utilized on higher education as lectures are being recorded and made available for students.<br /><br /><br />
  6. 6. Podcasting Lectures<br />A growing amount of teachers are now taking advantage of this new technology that allows for students to download the previous lecture on a portable device(Exley, K and Dennick, R, 2009, pg 154)<br />The University of Edinburgh completed a study on its 1st year physics course that showed that they did not find substantial results in students that listened to podcasts before lectures in improvement of conceptual knowledge (Salmon, G and Edirisingha, P, 2008)<br />
  7. 7. Why is it being Utilized<br />This technology is being utilized in schools as it:<br />Allows students to revisit parts of a lesson that they did not understand<br />Effective for making class notes<br />They are able to go back and listen to lectures again for revision<br />Students whom miss the lecture are able to have a way of catching up<br />Helping students with disabilities<br />Classroom is extended<br /><br />
  8. 8. Limitations<br />Server space on the internet<br />Not being able to access content over the web due to potential technical difficulties with the internet and/or server problems<br />Students think they will be able to miss class and still be able to stay up to date<br />Does not allow student to engage with classroom and/or ask questions if they are unable to understand<br />
  9. 9. Reference list<br /><br />Exley, K and Dennick, R, 2009, Giving a Lecture : From Presenting to Teaching, Routledge<br />Salmon, G and Edirisingha, P, 2008,Podcasting for Learning in Universities, Open University Press<br />