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ERIC Number: EJ904797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The Production, Consumption and Distribution of Economic Podcasts
Swan, Kathy; Hofer, Mark; Swan, Gerry; Mazur, Joan
Social Education, v74 n3 p148-151 May-Jun 2010
Podcasting remains one of the hot "buzz words" in technology today--both in and out of schools. For high school economics teachers, there is a growing number of podcasts targeted for instruction on economics. While the podcasts can be useful resources for teachers trying to enhance students' economic thinking, they are not produced specifically with the 6-12 audience in mind. The authors see the dearth of economic podcasts for classroom use as a missed opportunity. Given the emphasis on connections to the real world and the fact that many economic concepts occur dynamically in real time, economics offers many opportunities for implementing instructional podcasting in engaging and effective ways. The authors suspect that the limited production of podcasting in economics is due primarily to two interconnected problems. First, teachers may not be aware of the full range of possible applications of podcasting. Additionally, even if they have a vision for student- or teacher- generated podcasts, teachers may not know how to begin the production process. For these reasons, they have developed the "Econocast" website ( In this article, the authors describe the "Econocast" website design. The site is intentionally framed by concepts and principles from economics that provide descriptive scaffolds for producing, implementing, and archiving podcasts. Full descriptions of the various "Econocast" features are presented. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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