Van Zanten, Rob and Somogyi, Simon and Curro, Gina (2012) Purpose and preference in educational podcasting. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43 (1). pp. 130-138. ISSN 0007-1013
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01153.x
The application of podcasting for educational purposes is growing fast in universities. There are several benefits of this asynchronous, direct communication and interaction between teacher and student. Nonetheless, the benefits, the pedagogical value of podcasting the traditional lecture format, have come into question. Furthermore, issues have been raised regarding lengthy and costly download times, and the fact that students need to make time to listen to them. For these reasons, using short 3–5-minute podcasts that summarise the lecture have been suggested. This paper explores how students interact with different types of podcasts. The study compares download and course evaluation data of a series of short-summary podcasts with full-lecture podcasts produced for the same university course. The findings show that students value full-lecture podcasts as highly as the short-summary podcasts, despite the fact that full-lecture podcasts are downloaded to a markedly lesser degree. The cause of this anomaly appears to lie in the different purposes that dictate podcast use. The paper concludes by noting that both full-lecture and short-summary podcasts serve as useful tools for student learning in university contexts.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||First published online: 23 Dec 2010. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||online learning; podcasting|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing|
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies|
|Deposited On:||08 Jun 2011 20:36|
|Last Modified:||26 Oct 2012 11:46|
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