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ERIC Number: ED518764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-11
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
The Effects of Podcasting on College Student Achievement and Attitude
Francom, Jeff; Ryan, Thomas G.; Kariuki, Mumbi
Online Submission
In this mixed methods study, weekly podcasts written and recorded by course instructors to summarize college course content, were used to study the impact, if any, on student achievement and attitudes. Specifically, weekly summative podcasts were posted on an Internet website in Windows Media format and downloaded by college students. After 4 weeks of podcasts, students were assessed and evaluated as results were compared to similar classes that did not use podcasts. The podcast-viewing students completed a questionnaire and were interviewed to record their views, perceptions and attitudes. Teachers involved were also interviewed. Although not generalizable, the results of this study indicate that weekly podcast summaries were an effective teaching tool, which produced improved student outcomes and caused students to view optimistically their evaluation preparation and comprehension of course content. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A