Is podcasting an effective resource for enhancing student learning?

Scutter, Sheila (2011) Is podcasting an effective resource for enhancing student learning? In: Wankel, Charles, (ed.) Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media. Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, 3 . Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK, pp. 283-295.

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Podcasting can be an effective resource for enhancing student learning, if its pedagogical use aligns with best practices. Podcasting is easy, requiring only cheap and simple technologies that educators can learn to use quickly. Student feedback is very positive, and this has become one of the major drivers for providing podcasts of teaching material. This chapter discusses the way students use podcasts and the possible impacts on learning. Despite concerns about students reducing attendance at lectures, most studies have shown that lecture attendance is not diminished by the provision of podcasts. Students do not tend to use MP3 players to listen to podcasts "on the go"; most students listen to podcasts directly from home computers, often while replaying PowerPoint slides. The academic staff perspective of podcasting is discussed in relation to advantages and concerns about their use.

Item ID: 18339
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-85724-781-0
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 05:54
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