Widening the Audience: Using Podcasting to Share Student Work
Jane Carol Manner, East Carolina University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The use of podcasting in teacher education has enormous potential in terms of sharing many forms of communication in an engaging and asynchronous way. This presentation will describe a group of preservice teachers who developed video podcasts as a service learning assignment in coursework. In partnership with a small rural museum, students examined and photographed primary sources from the museum's holdings. After additional research, they related their findings to state Social Studies standards, developed lesson and activity plans, and integrated this work into video podcasts as an interpretive device for the museum's collection for both teachers and children. These podcasts can be downloaded to computers or MP3 players and provide a valuable resource to those wishing to visit the museum in cyberspace or in person. Preservice teachers engaged in this project reported perceptions of improved self-efficacy with respect to teaching skills and technology acumen at the .05 level of significance.
Manner, J.C. (2007). Widening the Audience: Using Podcasting to Share Student Work. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2035-2038). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).