Student-generated Podcasts as a Strategy for Learning
Robert Crow, Western Carolina University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Educators are charged with embracing new designs for learning based on emerging research. Yet, new designs aimed at fostering the acquisition of 21st century skills require modeling by the course instructor. This paper reports the findings of a study of undergraduate preservice teachers’ involvement in creating multimedia projects. Findings indicate that while students’ began with an average estimate regarding their facility for using technology to create multimedia content, their propensity for using web-based technologies in their future instruction was low. Moreover, analyses suggest that the potential for integrating web-based technologies into instruction increased, as did the overall proficiency for creating and applying these technologies in future classrooms. Based on these findings, podcasting appears to be an effective learning activity.
Crow, R. (2009). Student-generated Podcasts as a Strategy for Learning. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 629-632). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).