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ERIC Number: EJ833909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Podcasting's Possibilities
Leonard, Mimi
Inquiry, v13 n1 p20-25 Spr 2008
In the fall of 2005, the author's institution, Wytheville Community College, underwent a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) re-accreditation process that required teaching faculty to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) addressing genuine student-learning needs. As they thought about their options, they were drawn to the area of soft skills. Faculty recognized that their graduates will be working in a new, often international service economy and believed that they needed to focus their QEP on improving student employability. The author began to think seriously about addressing the QEP goals by using technology while taking a course in pedagogy and instructional design. He was drawn to find a computer application that linked composition to orality. In this article, the author describes how he learned that podcasting can link their developmental English assignment to their QEP priorities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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