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ERIC Number: ED529387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Use of Podcasting as an Innovative Asynchronous E-Learning Tool for Students
Jalali, Alireza; Leddy, John; Gauthier, Martin; Sun, Rong; Hincke, Maxwell; Carnegie, Jacqueline
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 6 p741-748 2011
Podcasting is an innovative, asynchronous communication tool. A pilot study was conducted to assess the utility of podcasting as an educational tool for undergraduate medical students. A paper-and-pencil questionnaire was developed and distributed to the 40 first-year students enrolled in the francophone stream of the medical curriculum at the University of Ottawa, Canada. A majority of participants endorsed the utility of the podcasting of a key-feature focused review of anatomy lecture material. The short length of the podcast, clarity of the content, and guidance with self-paced learning were among the positive aspects noted. The combination of the auditory podcasts and visual PowerPoint slides permitted the students to process information simultaneously using two different modalities. This maximized their use of working memory and facilitated learning. The investigators plan to continue their evaluation of this project by conducting a focus group study in the future. [Funding for this work was provided by the Consortium National de Formation en Sante and University of Ottawa's Bureau des Affaires Francophones and Centre for University Teaching.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada