Using Video Podcasts to Model Critical Thinking Rebecca LeDocq, Jennifer Kosiak & Bob Hoar, UW-La Crosse, Hal Schlais, IIURL Sherrie Serros, UW-Eau Claire
What is a Podcast? Digital media by which a user can watch and listen to audio on a computer. • ChalkTalk • Coursecast • Profcast
Podcasts in Higher Education • Supplementary course materials and examples. • Remedial or refresher lessons. • How-to-Tutorials. • Samples of Student Work
Why Podcast? Faculty Point of View • Supplementary Course Materials/Notes • Innovative Technology • Numerous Student Benefits • Clarify misconceptions. • Reinforce key skills. • Enhance understanding of key concepts • See alternative perspective (solution strategies). • Free class time for inquiry-based activities. • Promote critical thinking.
Why Podcast? Student Point of View • Provide introduction to material • Organize weekly activities/lessons • Support independent learning • Anytime/anywhere access • Enable deeper engagement than with notes. • Develop more positive attitude toward instruction.
Student Feedback I used the Podcast in my prep for the upcoming exam. It is a wonderful review and basically is more class time outside of class. I love the podcast! I used the Quiz Solution Podcasts this week by first viewing my quiz and how I worked through the problems, then I viewed how Dr. Hoar worked through the problems and noted any significant moves toward completing the problems with which I struggled.
Student Feedback At first, I just watched and listened. Then, the second time around I compared the way Dr. Hoar solved the problem to the way I did and saw where I made some of my mistakes. I moved the cursor along without sound so I could track the steps I took with the steps Dr. Hoar took while he worked it out. If I didn't understand what he did, I put the sound on.
Why Student-Generated Podcasts? • Collaboration with instructors • Increase confidence as future educator. • Determine the goal of the problem • Identify student misconceptions • Reflective lesson planning Kelly Maren Kristin
Problem Situation Planning & Scripting Revise Collaborate Student Cycle
Podcasting 101 • Tablet PC • Jing • SnagIt • Camtasia • Sketchpad
Participant Discussion • How can podcasts improve student learning in my content area? • How do faculty-created and/or student-generated podcasts enhance critical thinking skills for undergraduate students?
Institute for Innovations in Undergraduate Research and Learning Mission: To develop, foster and support innovations that use digital technology to enhance undergraduate teaching, learning and research, and to make very simple the storage, retrieval and sharing of digital content for teaching.