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Blending technologies into teaching literary studies


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Blending technologies into teaching literary studies

  1. 1. Blending Technologies into Teaching Literary Studies<br />Lawrence Burke, EdD<br />
  2. 2. Technology in Teaching & Learning is not new- examples which have changed the way we learn include:<br />Printing press<br />Electric light<br />Radio<br />Records (Vinyl)<br />Taped recordings<br />Television<br />VHS tapes<br />Cassette recordings<br />VCD<br />DVD<br />But these all had limitations due to cost, availability and reaching a vast audience<br />What’s changed today?<br />Internet access is becoming increasingly available to a large majority of the world’s population<br />Educational institutions are embracing IT and technology to facilitate teaching & Learning<br />Experienced teachers are retraining to embrace IT/Technology assisted learning<br />Software and hardware is developing at an incredibly fast rate in a competing marketplace for IT products and devices to aid students, parents & educators<br />Before & after the Internet & IT revolution<br />
  3. 3.<br /><br /><br />Web based resources for teaching literary studies<br />
  4. 4. What are they?<br />essentially podcasts have developed from old technology- see earlier examples<br />They’re files (either digital, audio or video) which are produced, uploaded to the web and available for download by users.<br />Most audio files are MP3 and video files have names like MP4WMVMOV MPEG FLV<br />These files may be downloaded as podcasts<br />There are software applications which may be downloaded too-to help you deal with multiple files and types.<br />Podcasts<br />
  5. 5. They may be used across levels, institutions (primary, secondary & tertiary) and across the curriculum.<br />They may be downloaded, or created in the classroom.<br />They're a great vehicle for allowing students to create and publish their work online too.<br />Students become motivated and pursue excellence in producing their best, most creative and well planned work.<br />Why are Podcasts useful in Teaching & Learning situations?<br />
  6. 6. They’re a vehicle in which the core traditional essential elements of learning are occurring:<br />Creating<br />evaluating<br />analyzing<br />applying<br />understanding<br />remembering<br />The creation of Podcasts ensures a wide range of cognitive skill development as well as encourages and fosters affective and psychomotor development.<br />Advantages of Podcasts<br />
  7. 7. application of knowledge<br />comprehension of what’s been taught<br />analysis of work through active processing<br />synthesis of work taught<br />active participation on behalf of the learner<br />they feel valued<br />lots of sensory stimulation<br />lots of organizing<br />These are key psycho-cognitive skill development areas required at all levels of education-from elementary school through to higher education<br />For example<br />
  8. 8. It’s simple:<br />access to the WWW<br />Computer<br />microphone<br />recording software<br /><br />How to make a podcast<br />
  9. 9. review a book<br />read chapters/sections of a book<br />share favorite passages<br />new vocabulary<br />themes and ideas<br />group based discussion<br />interviews<br />Podcast Ideas for the classroom<br />
  10. 10.<br /><br /><br /><br />Examples of accessible Literary Podcasts<br />
  11. 11. Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats<br /><br />The Love Song by J.AlfredPulfrock by T.S. Eliot<br /><br />A.E.Houseman: WW1 Poetry<br /><br />Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen<br /><br />Walt Whitman – Oh Captain My Captain<br /><br />The Tiger by William Blake<br /><br />Shall I compare the to a Summer’s Day by William Shakespeare<br /><br />YouTube as a vehicle for teaching literature<br />
  12. 12. Thank you<br />
  13. 13. Ideas for podcasting in the classroom. (2009). Retrieved December 7, 2010 from<br />Integrating podcasts into the classroom. (2009). Retrieved December 7, 2010 from<br /><br />retrieved December 8, 2010<br />References<br />