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Student-Produced Podcasts in Language Learning--Exploring Student Perceptions of Podcast Activities
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IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 5, Number 3,

Abstract

Podcasts are a useful tool for developing speaking skills in language acquisition settings, particularly within the context of the emerging Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL). While much research has emphasized the effectiveness of teacher-produced podcasts, this study seeks to address the gap in knowledge on student-generated podcasts in language learning. In addition to highlighting some of the main pedagogical considerations of using podcasts in language learning, this paper explores students' perceptions of podcasts as a learning tool. To this end, this study describes the results of two surveys which were conducted with two different student cohorts over the course of two years. The surveys explored the students' levels of acceptance and enjoyment of activities in which they had to produce their own podcasts, as well as the perceived learning benefits. The discussion section describes a range of positive learning outcomes and highlights the pedagogical implications of using podcasts in class. The paper concludes with some practical suggestions for the effective use of student-generated podcast activities in the language classroom.

Citation

Phillips, B. (2017). Student-Produced Podcasts in Language Learning--Exploring Student Perceptions of Podcast Activities. IAFOR Journal of Education, 5(3), 157-171. Retrieved September 16, 2019 from .

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