iPodology: the new kid on the block

Edirisingha, Palitha and Salmon, Gilly (2009) iPodology: the new kid on the block. Lifelong Learning in Europe, 14 (3). pp. 153-160. ISSN 1239-6826


Podcasting, which originated as a technology to create and distribute personal radio shows on the Internet, is now becoming a technology to support learning in many educational contexts. In this paper, we introduce podcasting as a learning technology, and discuss four approaches to using podcasting to support formal higher education, a key stage of an individual’s lifelong learning process. These podcasting approaches have been developed to support: transition from school to university; acquiring good learning and study skills; online and independent learning, and; learning at a distance. Following a brief overview of the definitions of podcasting as they apply in educational contexts, and a review of the current use of podcasting for learning, this paper outlines the methodology for developing podcasting approaches. It then briefly describes the four approaches to support student learning. Each approach has been developed to address a specific teaching and learning challenge. We invite practitioners to adopt these approaches and develop their own podcasts to address similar or different teaching and learning challenges.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute (8 Dec 2010 - 6 Jul 2016)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute (8 Dec 2010 - 6 Jul 2016)
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 06:27
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 00:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: lifelong learning; learning method; higher education; skill development; online learning; distance learning; transition from education to work
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4606 Distributed computing and systems software > 460612 Service oriented computing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18848

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