Students’ Knowledge
                   of and Attitudes Toward
               Podcasting in Teaching & Learning




   Ste...
Podcasting

What is Podcasting?

How is it used?

When is it used?

Where is it used?
Podcasting

Educational Resources
  Distance Learning
  Oral Lectures
  Literary Reviews
  Digital Audio Books
  Demonstra...
Podcasting

Educational Resources (Continued)
   Home/School Communication
   Guest Expert Interviews
   Supplement Inform...
Podcasting

Education (Continued)
  Internships/Residencies
  Evaluation of Student Work
  Language Lessons
Podcasting

Why podcasting in education?
  Enhance Student Engagement
  Self-Pace Distance Learning
  Deliver Alternative ...
Podcasting

Pros
  Generation X and Y and
  Neo-Millemium Learners
  Voice Communication
  Learning Modes Added
  Time-Shi...
Podcasting

Cons
  Copyright Issues
  Technology Inappropriately Used
Podcasting
USM Podcasting Pilot Project Goals
   Involve Faculty
   Provide Alternative Course Content
   Use of Easy Tool...
Podcasting

  Pilot Faculty and Staff




Faculty Participants - 12 faculty members from
           5 colleges and the lib...
Podcasting

Podcasting Pilot Project Personnel
   Project Directors:
         Dr. Steve Yuen
         Dr. Sharon Rouse
   ...
Podcasting

Podcasting Pilot Project Faculty
Activities
    Participating in a Support Group
    Mailing List and Blog
   ...
Podcasting




www.usm.edu/lec/podcasting/
Podcasting

Pilot Study
   Selected Faculty Participants
   Provided Training and Roundtable
   Discussion Sessions for Fa...
Podcasting

Pilot Study Purpose
To determine students’ interest,
technology background, learning styles,
study habits, att...
Podcasting

Timeline
   Launched Pilot Project in April 2007
   Invited Faculty to Submit
   Podcasting Proposals and Idea...
Podcasting

Timeline (Continued)
  Awarded a 80GB iPods, a Mac Book, and a
  TuneTalk Recorder for each Pilot Faculty
  Im...
Podcasting
USM Podcasting Survey Response
      Percentages by Age

     14%    8%

                             Under 20
...
Podcasting

      Computer Connections Students Use

800           716
700
600                                Phone Dial U...
Podcasting

 Media Students Use to Listen to
           Podcasts

                             Computer/
      4%   7%    ...
Podcasting
      iPod Models Students Own

                        Scroll Wheel
          4% 5%
21%                     iP...
Podcasting
Number of Hours Students Use
 Their iPods or MP3 Players
           Weekly
          2%
         5%            ...
Podcasting
Students Prefer the Mobility that
 the iPod/MP3 Player Provides

  17%                    Strongly Agree

 1%  ...
Podcasting
Students Prefer the Mobility that
 the iPod/MP3 Player Provides
                 19%         19%



           ...
Podcasting
 Students are More Likely to Use
the Podcasts if Available to Them
                         Strongly Agree
 21%...
Podcasting

How Students Feel Podcasting
  Course Materials Improve
          Learning


 27%                   Very Helpf...
Podcasting
Podcast Format that Students
  Feel Suits Their Personal
       Learning Styles


           16%           Audi...
Podcasting
   Percentage of Students
   Interested in Accessing
Instructional Materials Using
         Podcasting
     21%...
Podcasting
 Hours Students Spend Using
  iPod/MP3 Player to Access
    Instructional Materials
0%
1%                5<
2% ...
Podcasting
Students Podcasting Media
 Presentation Preferences


          16%

                        Audio
            ...
Podcasting
Students Prefer Podcast Course
Delivery to Attending Lectures
                       Strongly Agree
           ...
Podcasting
Are Students More Likely to
 Enroll in Classes Offering
          Podcast?
                      Strongly Agree...
Podcasting
 Students Feel the Addition of
Podcasting Course Material is to
     Understanding of the
        Course Conten...
Podcasting

Pilot Study Results
   Students strongly favored classes
   using podcasting for the ability to
   review mate...
Podcasting
Pilot Study Results (Continued)
Students preferred the following:
    Taking classes that offer
    combination...
Podcasting
Conclusions from the Pilot Study
   Students at USM are interested and
   would like to have podcasting
   impl...
Podcasting
Conclusions from the Pilot Study
(Continued)
   The study provided data that
   supported faculty involvement i...
Podcasting
Lessons Learned
  Know your audience.
  Focus on your content - Garbage in,
  Garbage Out…
  Invest in a good m...
Podcasting

Podcasting 101
  Edit your podcast appropriately for
  content, quality, and length.
  Keep your podcast short...
Podcasting
Podcasting 101 (Continued)
A “talking head” is distracting. Do not
include video if the video does not
enhance ...
Podcasting
Podcasting Questions for
Thought…
Will students still come to face-to-face
lectures?
What about public access t...
Podcasting
Podcasting Issues
  Podcasts are not interactive.
  Podcasts have limited usefulness for
  the hearing impaired.
Podcasting
                Questions?

                Comments…

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Students' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Podcasting in Teaching & Learning

  1. 1. Students’ Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Podcasting in Teaching & Learning Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. - Professor Sharon E. Rouse, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Sheri L. Rawls, M.S. - Director Learning Enhancement Center February 22, 2008 EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Houston, Texas Conference 2008
  2. 2. Podcasting What is Podcasting? How is it used? When is it used? Where is it used?
  3. 3. Podcasting Educational Resources Distance Learning Oral Lectures Literary Reviews Digital Audio Books Demonstrations and Presentations Class News and Updates
  4. 4. Podcasting Educational Resources (Continued) Home/School Communication Guest Expert Interviews Supplement Information Distribution Student-Produced Learning Student Re-Mediation Tours/Fieldwork Staff Development
  5. 5. Podcasting Education (Continued) Internships/Residencies Evaluation of Student Work Language Lessons
  6. 6. Podcasting Why podcasting in education? Enhance Student Engagement Self-Pace Distance Learning Deliver Alternative Course Content Make Content Portable Encourage Critical Thinking Offer A Rich Learning Environment
  7. 7. Podcasting Pros Generation X and Y and Neo-Millemium Learners Voice Communication Learning Modes Added Time-Shift Information Learner Control
  8. 8. Podcasting Cons Copyright Issues Technology Inappropriately Used
  9. 9. Podcasting USM Podcasting Pilot Project Goals Involve Faculty Provide Alternative Course Content Use of Easy Tool for Recording Increase Students’ Podcasting Offer Rich Learning Environment Test Podcasting Technology with Pilot Faculty
  10. 10. Podcasting Pilot Faculty and Staff Faculty Participants - 12 faculty members from 5 colleges and the library
  11. 11. Podcasting Podcasting Pilot Project Personnel Project Directors: Dr. Steve Yuen Dr. Sharon Rouse Learning Enhancement Center Staff: Sheri Rawls, Director Amy Thornton, Instructional Technologist Adrian Castillo, Multimedia Developer
  12. 12. Podcasting Podcasting Pilot Project Faculty Activities Participating in a Support Group Mailing List and Blog Training on Podcasting Technology Conducting Formative and Summative Assessments
  13. 13. Podcasting www.usm.edu/lec/podcasting/
  14. 14. Podcasting Pilot Study Selected Faculty Participants Provided Training and Roundtable Discussion Sessions for Faculty in June 2007
  15. 15. Podcasting Pilot Study Purpose To determine students’ interest, technology background, learning styles, study habits, attitudes toward the use of podcasting in teaching and learning
  16. 16. Podcasting Timeline Launched Pilot Project in April 2007 Invited Faculty to Submit Podcasting Proposals and Ideas Conducted Online Student Survey in May 2007 Survey Completed by 965 Students in Face-to-Face and Online Undergraduate and Graduate Classes
  17. 17. Podcasting Timeline (Continued) Awarded a 80GB iPods, a Mac Book, and a TuneTalk Recorder for each Pilot Faculty Implemented Podcasting in Selected Undergraduate/Graduate Courses Beginning Fall 2007 Conducted the First Phase of Formative Assessment in December 2007
  18. 18. Podcasting USM Podcasting Survey Response Percentages by Age 14% 8% Under 20 7% 20-25 26-30 9% 31-35 47% 36-40 41-above 15%
  19. 19. Podcasting Computer Connections Students Use 800 716 700 600 Phone Dial UP 500 Cable, DSL 400 T1/LAN/WAN 300 Not Sure 200 120 98 45 41 Other 100 0 Internet Connections
  20. 20. Podcasting Media Students Use to Listen to Podcasts Computer/ 4% 7% Laptop 1% iPod/MP3 PDA 29% 59% CD Other
  21. 21. Podcasting iPod Models Students Own Scroll Wheel 4% 5% 21% iPod Touch 11% iPod Mini 3% Click Wheel iPod Shuffle 11% iPod Photo 5% iPod w/ Color 34% 6% Nano 5th Gen Video
  22. 22. Podcasting Number of Hours Students Use Their iPods or MP3 Players Weekly 2% 5% 5< 12% 34% 5<10 10<20 21% 20<30 30<40 26% 40<50
  23. 23. Podcasting Students Prefer the Mobility that the iPod/MP3 Player Provides 17% Strongly Agree 1% Agree 1% Disagree 55% 26% Strongly Disagree Not Applicable
  24. 24. Podcasting Students Prefer the Mobility that the iPod/MP3 Player Provides 19% 19% 32% 30% Ability to review materials at my own pace Ability to review materials whenever I want Ability to review materials repeatedly Ability to review materials wherever I want
  25. 25. Podcasting Students are More Likely to Use the Podcasts if Available to Them Strongly Agree 21% Agree 1% 43% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 31% Not Applicable
  26. 26. Podcasting How Students Feel Podcasting Course Materials Improve Learning 27% Very Helpful 31% Helpful Little Help 5% No Help 8% N/A 29%
  27. 27. Podcasting Podcast Format that Students Feel Suits Their Personal Learning Styles 16% Audio Audio and 59% 25% Images Video
  28. 28. Podcasting Percentage of Students Interested in Accessing Instructional Materials Using Podcasting 21% Yes No 79%
  29. 29. Podcasting Hours Students Spend Using iPod/MP3 Player to Access Instructional Materials 0% 1% 5< 2% 5<10 10<20 3% 20<30 85% 9% 30<40 40<50
  30. 30. Podcasting Students Podcasting Media Presentation Preferences 16% Audio w/Images 59% 25% Video
  31. 31. Podcasting Students Prefer Podcast Course Delivery to Attending Lectures Strongly Agree 17% Agree 34% Disagree 23% Strongly 8% Disagree 18% Not Applicable
  32. 32. Podcasting Are Students More Likely to Enroll in Classes Offering Podcast? Strongly Agree Agree 27% 25% Disagree 5% Strongly 13% Disagree 30% Not Applicable
  33. 33. Podcasting Students Feel the Addition of Podcasting Course Material is to Understanding of the Course Content Very Helpful 28% 29% Helpful Little Help 5% No Help 7% 31% N/A
  34. 34. Podcasting Pilot Study Results Students strongly favored classes using podcasting for the ability to review materials repeatedly and whenever they wanted
  35. 35. Podcasting Pilot Study Results (Continued) Students preferred the following: Taking classes that offer combination classes that used face- to -face classroom experience and podcasting Taking a class offering podcasting, and indicated they would be more likely to use an iPod or MP3 if it were available
  36. 36. Podcasting Conclusions from the Pilot Study Students at USM are interested and would like to have podcasting implemented into their classes The data should be used to design and develop instructional podcasts that will help instructors and students in the learning process, foster engagement and reflection, and to enhance overall user experience for students in their learning environment
  37. 37. Podcasting Conclusions from the Pilot Study (Continued) The study provided data that supported faculty involvement in participation in a podcasting initiative to improve student’s learning opportunities through the use of innovative technologies
  38. 38. Podcasting Lessons Learned Know your audience. Focus on your content - Garbage in, Garbage Out… Invest in a good microphone for your podcast. Have notes and an outline to keep on the topic.
  39. 39. Podcasting Podcasting 101 Edit your podcast appropriately for content, quality, and length. Keep your podcast short and file size small - use a lower rate of bits per second (32 kpbs, 16 KHz, Mono) and still sound good to listener.
  40. 40. Podcasting Podcasting 101 (Continued) A “talking head” is distracting. Do not include video if the video does not enhance the content. Deliver valuable, informative, engaging content to students that they cannot get from any other sources. Provide notes for students to review content of the episode before and while they listen to the podcast.
  41. 41. Podcasting Podcasting Questions for Thought… Will students still come to face-to-face lectures? What about public access to audio files What about copyright issues? Is it difficult to search or scan podcast content? Do podcasts lend themselves to passive and prescriptive teaching? What about issues concerning bandwidth?
  42. 42. Podcasting Podcasting Issues Podcasts are not interactive. Podcasts have limited usefulness for the hearing impaired.
  43. 43. Podcasting Questions? Comments… Thank You for Attending Our Session! This presentation is available on the Web at: www.slideshare.net/scyuen/

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