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ERIC Number: EJ1127626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-0281
The Power of Podcasting: Perspectives on Pedagogy
Palenque, Stephanie Maher
Journal of Instructional Research, v5 p4-7 2016
This paper examines the origins of podcasting, the value of podcasting in higher education, the influence of podcasting on student learning and engagement, and possibilities for future development in this area. The writings of other researchers in this field, such as Perkins (1999), Mayas, and de Freitas (2004), who postulate that podcasting complements a Constructivist approach in the classroom, provide much of the research foundation for this paper. The connection between podcasting information in multiple single-concept blocks and the traditional chunking of classroom material draws on Simonson's research. This notion has roots in the research connected with learning and long term memory (Newell, 1990; West & Grigolini, 2010). Podcasting in higher education is a modern-day manifestation of the theories of eminent scholars such as Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky (Ng'ambi & Lombe, 2012). It supports active, social and creative aspects of learning, and provides opportunities for reflection, self-paced and independent learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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