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ERIC Number: ED546265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-1330-1
Effects of Podcasts in Higher Education on the Achievement of Learning Objectives
Evans-Waughen, Kristen
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University
Technology resources such as podcasts allow users to connect to the World Wide Web to download audio files to listen to anytime and anywhere and are slowly being introduced in classrooms as an educational tool and as a resource in the e-learning environment. Past studies have examined the relationship between the use of technology as a teaching resource and higher student achievement. However, there is insufficient knowledge about the relationship between the use of technology podcasts and higher student achievement. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to explore the potential relationship between the use of the podcasts and the achievement of higher student learning outcomes. The study included a field test to help assure reliability and validity of the survey instruments. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 48 students completing classroom (noncurriculum) exercises. Data were analyzed to determine if a correlation existed between the use of podcasts and higher student learning outcomes. Results indicated that the correlation was not statistically significant. Implications for positive social change include the reinforcement of the podcast as an additional educational tool for both students and faculty, which may help those students with different learning styles and may empower teachers to reach students, with or without disabilities, by using different modalities to improve student achievement. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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