Listening and Learning Convenience Ability to review material Ability to repeat listening to material Retention of information Ease of Use Allow for listening to missed classes Flexibility Enhanced understanding Reduced feelings of isolation for online/distance learners
4. Investment Needed Hosting Site for Podcasts BandwidthFaculty Acceptance and Buy-in Administrative Acceptance and Support An internet site that can hold and distribute podcast audio files. Space needed to handle the # and size of audio files to be distributed. Once you have acceptance, time is needed to create new content. Support of not only the hardware and software, but also faculty time.
Conclusion Podcasting provides an alternative means for students to learn and review subject matter in their own time frame and environment and it is a good technology investment that will help students.