Educational Vodcasting By Aracelis Vazquez Educ. 8841
Why it is necessary? • The Vodcast or video podcasting a high-quality learning resource to motivate students to develop their creativity and to learn in an engaging way. • The Vodcast integrate images and sound making it attractive for students to develop their projects. • With the rapid adoption of multimedia, learners are finding new ways or accessing information
Research • Vodcast or video podcast gained popularity with the advent of mobile multimedia players such as the Apple iPod and Apple 2006 (Hürst and Waizenegger, 2006.)
What do we know? • While the Podcast focuses on the distribution of the multimedia data usually sound, the Vodcast is a variation of the podcast since it integrates sound and images. Vodcasts usually contain a video recording, i.e. an audio stream together with a synchronized video that is replayed on the small display of a mobile media player (or on regular desktop computers) (Hürst and Waizenegger, 2006.)
What do we need? In general, to create a vodcast is necessary: • A video camera • Computer with internet connection • Video editing software • Hosting website to host vodcast
The visible difference between streaming media and vodcasting is the RSS feed or real media sindication. RSS provide de ability to subscribe to a podcast or vodcast and download the files automatically (Piezon and Donaldson, 2007). Vodcast incorporates visual and audio elements for broadcasting (Mann, Wong, and Park, 2009). Vodcast capabilties
Adopting the Innovation • Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergman decided to use video-podcast or vodcast to enhance their classroom instruction. Students would have the opportunity to see the video later in their own schedule (Schaffhauser, 2009). • See Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergman at: http://vimeo.com/7347897
Time Line • On 31 October 2003 Canadian film collective Rocket Ace Moving Pictures launches the serialized web-based video zombie comedy project Dead End Days at DeadEndDays.com while referred to by its creators as a "web-serial" throughout 2003 and 2004, it is adopted by the podcast community as a progenitor. The creators retroactively add RSS features to the site. • On 1 January 2004 Steve Garfield launches his video blog and declares that 2004 would be the year of the video blog. • On October 1, 2005 Terra: The Nature of Our World launched making it the first Natural History video podcast. It is produced in conjunction with the MFA program in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University, Filmmakers for Conservation, and PBS. • On October 14, 2005 Steve Jobs introduced the new "iPod with video" at the Keynote speech of Macworld 2005. The Video podcasts Tiki Bar TV and Rocket boom are mentioned, and Jobs shows a brief clip of Tiki Bar TV to the audience.
Time Line • On June 8, 2006, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, launched her video podcast via the Chancellor's website, making her the first head of government to issue a regular video podcast. • On December 16, 2006, Time magazine named its Person of the Year as "You", referring to independent content creators on the web and video podcasters in particular. Crash Test Kitchen, a video podcast begun in April 2005 by home cooks Waz and Lenny, was featured in the magazine as an example of this phenomenon. The magazine itself was a distinctive issue that featured a flexible mirror on the cover. • On April 13, 2007, the British panel game Have I Got News for You started to broadcast a vodcast called Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-off. The first HIGNFY vodcast was presented by Jeremy Clarkson. • May 10, 2007, Feed Me Bubbe featured in The Wall Street Journal by Jessica E. Vascellaro who wrote an article, discussing "Feed Me Bubbe" that was distributed by The AP Datastream ("Using Youtube for posterity," May 10, 2007)
Time Line • Another British panel game, QI, also announced that it would create a vodcast, starting in Series E. However, this was changed into a set of "Quickies", not downloadable and only viewable from the BBC website. • On November 25, 2007, Neil Fairbrother was featured in the Sunday Observer's Courvoisier Future 500 for creating pod3.tv, a web TV channel that creates and distributes TV shows as video podcasts.
Advantages • Amazing tool when teachers are absent. • Less time tutoring after class. • Students absents never missed a class. • Software adaptations and a video camera are the tools needed for vodcasting.
More… • Content exposure • Connecting with the instructor • Multitasking and portability
Concerns • Financial constrains • Technical capabilities and support • Teacher training • Technical equipment
High school students Higher education Technical schools Institutions and learning communities can use these resources to enhance classroom instruction and students’ motivation. Intended Audience
References: • Bergman, J. (2010). Mastery Learning at Woodland Park High School • Gkatzidou, S., & Pearson, E. (2009). The Potential for Adaptable Accessible Learning Objects: A Case Study in Accessible Vodcasting. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 25 (2), 292-307. • Mann, P., Wong, D., & Park, K. (2009). Innovative use of Vodcast (Video-Podcast) to Enrich Learning Experience in Structures Laboratory. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, 354-361. Retrieved from Education Research Complete database. • Schaffhauser, D. (2009). The Vod Couple. T.H.E. Journal. 36 (7), 19-23.