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Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus-based students: production and evaluation of student use

Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus-based students: production and evaluation of student use
Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus-based students: production and evaluation of student use
Podcasting has become a popular medium for accessing and assimilating information and podcasts are increasingly being used to deliver audio recordings of lectures to campus-based students. This paper describes a simple, cost-effective and file-size efficient method for producing video podcasts combining lecture slides and audio without a requirement for any specialist software. The results from a pilot scheme delivering supplementary lecture materials as audio and video podcasts are also presented, including data on download patterns and responses to a survey of students on podcast use. These results reveal students' enthusiasm for podcast recordings of lecture materials and their primary use by students in revision and preparation for assessments. Survey responses also suggest little likely impact on lecture attendance as a consequence of podcasting, but indicate that podcast recordings of lectures may not be effective in facilitating m-learning.
podcasting, teaching, media, e-learning, m-learning
1470-3297
387-399
Copley, Jonathan
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Copley, Jonathan
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Copley, Jonathan (2007) Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus-based students: production and evaluation of student use Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 44, (4), pp. 387-399. (doi:10.1080/14703290701602805).

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Abstract

Podcasting has become a popular medium for accessing and assimilating information and podcasts are increasingly being used to deliver audio recordings of lectures to campus-based students. This paper describes a simple, cost-effective and file-size efficient method for producing video podcasts combining lecture slides and audio without a requirement for any specialist software. The results from a pilot scheme delivering supplementary lecture materials as audio and video podcasts are also presented, including data on download patterns and responses to a survey of students on podcast use. These results reveal students' enthusiasm for podcast recordings of lecture materials and their primary use by students in revision and preparation for assessments. Survey responses also suggest little likely impact on lecture attendance as a consequence of podcasting, but indicate that podcast recordings of lectures may not be effective in facilitating m-learning.

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Submitted date: 9 March 2007
e-pub ahead of print date: October 2007
Published date: November 2007
Keywords: podcasting, teaching, media, e-learning, m-learning

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Local EPrints ID: 46071
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46071
ISSN: 1470-3297
PURE UUID: 3621adac-e7d9-439a-8e3b-19356d3c0f84

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Date deposited: 18 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:09

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