ERIC Number: EJ1027709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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Effects of Primer Podcasts on Stimulating Learning from Lectures: How Do Students Engage?
Popova, Anguelina; Kirschner, Paul A.; Joiner, Richard
British Journal of Educational Technology, v45 n2 p330-339 Mar 2014
A number of factors can influence learning from lectures such as students' prior knowledge, their motivation, the instructional design, the lecturer and so forth. Instructional aid techniques such as preparing class notes, giving quizzes (either planned or spot quizzes) and the like can be used to maximize learning. This study uses two well-documented tools for learning from text-advance organizers and higher order questions--adapted for use with podcasts. Student evaluations of their experience of being primed for lectures with podcasts are described. The findings show that audio advance organizers and questions experienced by students have a positive influence on learning, because they help students bridge the conceptual distance between new and prior knowledge, better understand the topics in the lectures and stimulate thinking more deeply about the lecture's content and the possible applications of the subject of the lecture.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Lecture Method, Computer Mediated Communication, Video Technology, Advance Organizers, Teaching Methods, Audio Equipment, Questioning Techniques
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