You need to know about … Podcasting. Dr Andrew Oliver Learning Technology Development Unit & The Blended Learning Unit University of Hertfordshire. So what is it?. Podcasting : iPod (MP3 player) and Broadcasting What does it mean?
Dr Andrew Oliver
Learning Technology Development Unit & The Blended Learning Unit
University of Hertfordshire
Podcasting : iPod (MP3 player) and Broadcasting
What does it mean?
“a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player“, New Oxford American Dictionary
…but is MORE accessible. Easy to…
But don’t need iTunes/ mobile player…
…the workstation is fine
Cheap and easy to create
Sits alongside other podcasts…
…mixes education with the student’s daily life…
… extends beyond the classroom.
Applies to any audio file BUT…
…podcasting = ‘on the move’
Do you think MP3s of lectures will be useful? Will you listen to any future lectures which are recorded?
Preparation work (‘precasting’)
Commentaries aka radio show
Add social activity to the lecture
Field trips / guides
BIG in the States (K12) & Musselburgh, Scotland
Never mind the lectures here’s…
500 tracks (for the public) averaging 15,000 downloads per week (130,000 during the first 2 weeks)
In StudyNet use the search box (type ‘podcast’)
Big in schools (in the States) …
…now staring here
Next generation of the students will have podcasting skills
In terms of listening & authoring
And will be expecting to use them in HE
Google results for ‘podcast’: