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1 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Podcasting: the essentials SLAV Flexible Solutions Conference Cecilie Murray Delphian eLearning

2 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Podcasting (from iPod and broadcast) –A podcast is a digital media file downloaded from the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players (MP3) and personal computers. Vodcasting (video podcasting) –the online delivery of video on demand & video clip content (RSS, Atom). What is it?

3 © Delphian eLearning 2007 ‘Podcast’ has been around since 2001 where it was first mentioned as a new term. On February 5, 2005, Shae Spencer Management, New York, trademark application, rejected because Wikipedia's podcast entry already described the history of the term 8 June 2006, the German chancellor Angela Merkel became the first head of government to launch a regular video podcast History

4 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Anyone with an Internet connection Professional broadcasters for content distribution as podcasts Amateurs share content and opinions Schools and tertiary campuses make content available Who uses podcasting?

5 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Ace Kids mp3 Douchy’s Biology dcast.html Benefits for Podcasting kids-why-we-like-podcasting/ Podcast Bangladesh What does it look like?

6 © Delphian eLearning What do I need?

7 © Delphian eLearning 2007

8 Podcasting

9 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Blogs and Podcasting

10 © Delphian eLearning 2007 The Inner Life of a Cell & use search field to find… Year 6-7 Solving Equations Simplify Rap Public content

11 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Ready-made curriculum content Teacher podcasts Student podcasts Professional learning Training on using ICT devices or software Reflection tool for teachers and students How can we use them?

12 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Research project: iPodagogy: using iPods and Vodcasting for Learning What’s it all about? Teacher 1 vodcast Teacher 2 vodcast Student reflects Student 2Student reflects Student 2 Student 3 Rocks Student 4Student 3RocksStudent 4 The capacity of iPods, that synchronise audiovisuals with an integrated LCMS to enhance student engagement to embed innovative teaching practice the use of ICT outside the classroom Podcasting project

13 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Impact on student learning Half reported that they learned better by doing things and liked to be active learners - “I’m more of a hands-on person – I liked listening to them [podcasts] and watching as well” Viewing the podcasts had improved their performance or test scores: “I watch and learn everyday so podcasts helped me” Avoiding distractions, iPods were useful as “you can learn at your own pace while the class is being silly” Socially isolated learned that they can perform well as part of a group Those who cope well with traditional print literacy struggled with technologies iPods meant too much homework and more work than other Year 8s; impact of higher-order thinking Reality - “improvements in all curriculum areas and also in behaviour, motivation and responsibility by the end of the project What the research says

14 © Delphian eLearning 2007 What the research says Impact on teacher pedagogy Teachers confident in routine applications but little experience with blogs, podcasts and handhelds ICT skills and confidence have increased overall Use of online services has increased overall Changed teaching practice ‘Enriching, rewarding learning curve’ ‘made me think outside the box’; ‘love working in a team’ ‘ ‘helped our relationship…the power dynamics have changed. It’s empowering for them as they can help me’ ‘changed the way I think about my teaching…how to use technology to recall and manage what they learn’ ‘gave me an insight into what I’m capable of and what the kids are capable of’ ‘stretched me personally’

15 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Conclusions Personal, portable, handheld devices provide flexibility, accessibility and frequency of use, despite small screen size and limited battery life, increase engagement, motivation, organisational skills, active learning and independent learning. They provide 1:1 access in schools leading to more engaged students and their portability extends learning into the home – the concept of m-Learning It is essential when introducing emerging technologies to have pedagogical discussions before it is introduced, especially if it is planned as a school-wide implementation Strong school planning and support for teachers

16 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Enables students to use their own MP3 players for learning Broadens educational opportunities to all Teachers, academics can develop lessons Students can demonstrate their learning Reflective tool for teaching and for learning Implications: T & L

17 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Dynamic content or learning repositories that enables storage, retrieval, use and re- use Copyright permissions for music, people interviewed Distribution – public or internal Managing iPods and MP3 players if school-owned Implications: Library

18 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Storage - file sizes, multiple copies Establish a ‘how to’ guide to explain the process of storing drafts, deleting unfinished work and storage of completed work Ethical issues Establish a school policy Create permission forms Education on the rights of others Managing podcasts

19 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Podcasts available on the Internet –Download from free-to-air radio or television and make available on the school intranet, eg ABC TV –Not broadcast free-to-air eg NASA, Taronga Zoo, you must ensure copyright permission and restrict availability to within the school network Managing podcasts

20 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Implications: Legal The term ‘‘podsafe’’ has been created to refer to music that can legally be used in podcasts without concern for paying royalties. Increasingly, such music uses licences from CreativeCommons The Emerging Legal Environment for Podcasting When interviewing a person for a podcast, make sure you have their signed permission to include them in a podcast. Issues: Copyright Publicity rights Trademark

21 © Delphian eLearning Creating Podcasts: what am I allowed to do? dcasts_information_sheet_02_07_07.pdf Using Podcasts: what am I allowed to do? sts_information_sheet_%2002_07_07.pdf

22 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Education has become portable Content is downloaded and listened to or viewed when and where the learner decides Easy to make podcasts or vodcasts Tools are affordable – MP3 player & software Why is podcasting important?

23 © Delphian eLearning 2007 “Children will soon be bringing their own powerful networked multimedia computers into the classroom” (Sharples, 2006). The Challenge What will be the reaction from schools – ignore, ban, embrace or manage?

24 © Delphian eLearning Things you should know about Podcasting Podcasting Plus Podcasting and Copyright hared/Documents/Podcasting%20information%20sheet.doc Podcast Blaster – heaps of lessons Podcasting and Vodcasting from Students in the Bering Straits The PodLounge – Podcasting in Education References

25 © Delphian eLearning 2007 Delphian eLearning learning innovation thought leadership thought leadership Cecilie Murray Contact


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