Student Motivation and Satisfaction with the Use of Podcasts in Online Courses
Supawan Supanakorn, Doris U. Bolliger, Christi Boggs, University of Wyoming, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The integration of multimedia technology into a totally online course is becoming more common in higher education. The use of multimedia instructional material may help learners feel more connected in an online environment. Podcasts are increasingly used to deliver audio recordings of lectures and other supplemental materials to students. Based on the literature, the podcasts have been developed as learning materials for online learning in higher education, but studies pertaining to students’ motivation and satisfaction with the use of podcasts in online courses are lacking. The study investigated students’ satisfaction and motivation with the use of podcasts in online courses. The level of satisfaction and motivation of each learner may be different, depending on individual differences. Podcasts appear to be an appropriate type of multimedia that can be integrated to motivate learners.
Supanakorn, S., Bolliger, D.U. & Boggs, C. (2009). Student Motivation and Satisfaction with the Use of Podcasts in Online Courses. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 4083). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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