ERIC Number: EJ1108809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Podcasting: Co-Opting MP3 Players for Education and Training Purposes
Donnelly, Kimberley M.; Berge, Zane L.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v9 n3 Fall 2006
Podcasting and podcatching provide trainers and teachers with powerful, personal tools for delivering exactly the right content to learners at teachable moments--anytime, anywhere. The strength of podcasting lies in the potency of voice communication, which cuts through the dense text of the Internet and offers a human connection during distance training. In addition, podcasting offers the ability for learners to multitask and to time-shift content. Trainers, professors and librarians have already begun using podcasting for myriad training and learning situations, and new tools are making podcast production possible for novices. Copyright, security, searchability, archival, and diversity are some of the current concerns podcasters must address as they develop this new instructional avenue.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Teaching Methods
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