Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Podcasting in education

I have been thinking a lot of the potential of the medium. I really think there is something here for education!

In my opinion Podcasting is a great tool:

  • for distance learning
  • to facilitate self-paced learning
  • for remediation of slower learners
  • to allow faculty to offer advanced and or highly motivated learners extra content
  • for helping students with reading and/or other learning disabilities
  • for multi-lingual education
  • to provide the ability for educators to feature guest speakers from remote locations
  • to allow guest speakers the ability to present once to many sections and classes
  • to allow educators to escape the tedium of lecturing
  • to offer a richer learning environment

I have registered edupodder.com and have the space available for use. I plan to do some research on the subject and would like to start my own feed.

~Steve Sloan


At 6:50 PM, Nancy White said...

Here's another one... it allows you to reach students not able to connect to the internet in 2/3rds world countries, amplifying internet linked education to a wider scope of people. Add in community radio and wow!

(p.s. Looking forward to when you activate the feeds.)

At 7:25 PM, Steve Sloan said...

Yes, me too!

At 7:34 PM, Steve Sloan said...

Done, yea!

At 12:19 AM, Nick Noakes said...

Really great to see you doing this Steve and am sure podcasting will take off - at least with the Millenials - so is worth thinking about how we can leverage this for learning. And also reaching people in the way Nancy suggests.


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