Podcasting, student learning and expectations

Tynan, Belinda and Colbran, Stephen (2006) Podcasting, student learning and expectations. In: ASCILITE 2006: 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 3-6 Dec 2006, Sydney, Australia.

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This paper presents prelminary results of a trial of podcasting in six law units involving 1244 students during Semester 1, 2006. The data revealed a rapid uptake and acceptance of podcasting with few difficulties. The vast majority of students perceived podcasting as having excellent value, particularly lectures and to a lesser extent, tutorials. Podcasting altered study habits, with students spending moretime reading primiary materials, and a minority of students spending time transcribing podcasts. Podcasts did not reduce participation WebCT dicussion forums. Podcasts were expected by students to be delivered within three days with students prepared to accept lengthier downloads for improved quality. The paper discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of pdocasting as revealed by student users. There is no doubt that audio podcasting has now become an essential requirement for teaching tertiary students within the law units. The challenge will be for UNE to create workflows to meet the expectations of students as to quality and service delivery.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 06:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: podcast, online learning, mLearning
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
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/21168

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