Presentation on theme: "Students’ podcasts and Web-based Resources for Cultural Integration Opportunity of SNHU International & Domestic Students Presenters: Lyra Riabov and Audrey."— Presentation transcript:
Students’ podcasts and Web-based Resources for Cultural Integration Opportunity of SNHU International & Domestic Students Presenters: Lyra Riabov and Audrey Rogers Southern New Hampshire University Southern New Hampshire University Presentation at the EV Fairs CALL Interest Section Special Events The 44th Annual Convention TESOL 2010 March 24-27 Boston, MA
Our Handouts are Online! Handouts and PowerPoint Slides Our Project Web Pages: ESL Culture Studies Integrating campus resources
Podcasts Are Everywhere Internet K-12 Districts Higher Education
Understanding Podcasts A Podcast is…an audio or video recording that is broadcast Able to Subscribe and download programs to computer, MP3, iPod Viewed whenever, wherever: Program On Demand
Students are Podcasting To discover the content To become highly engaged in the learning To connect with others To publish their work
Questions To Ask Is it right for my course/content? Will it engage and teach my students? What are my school’s privacy rules? Do I have technical support? What is the feasibility and long term sustainability?
Structure = Success Decide on content goals. Choose a framework for engaging students. Podcasts = group goal Podcasts = reflection tool
Project Template Step 1: Decide on content Divide the content into “chunks” Step 2: Pair up students Students research and write the script Step 3: Practice/rehearse. Natural flow with confidence and enthusiasm.
Template con’t Step 4: Record the podcast. Use software that generates an MP3 audio file such as Audacity. Listen and retake as necessary. Add music for effect. Step 5: Publish the podcast. Allow people to subscribe. Follow school’s privacy guidelines.
Template con’t Step 6: Promote the podcast. Encourage school personnel, students and their families to subscribe. Step 7: Reflect! Have students express what they learned; and evaluate the experience making any changes for next time.
Podcasting in the Classroom: Our Story Education Students and International Students combine classes Model 1: 1 session Model 2: 2 sessions Model 3: 3 sessions [see handout for full description]
Technology and Cultural Integration Promote the mission of Southern New Hampshire University Benefit from the value of having international students on campus Enrich educational experience for domestic students Engage students with current technologies Encourage student cohesion Foster intercultural sensitivity Develop cultural awareness
Making Connections Students discover similarities & differences Students listen and learn about other cultures Technology facilitates exchanges and connections between students.
Project Overview School of Education and School of Liberal Arts, the Institute for Language Education have been combining classes This project can lead to beneficial culture and language enrichment both by domestic and international students. Students learn technological tools.
Project Goals To make connections between Undergraduate Day students and international students through discovering similarities and differences To learn about the cultures and daily experiences of the international students – at their home countries and here at SNHU To learn how available technology can facilitate exchanges and connections between students.
Benefits The above models offer an opportunity for the domestic students to have a first hand experience of learning world cultures and ESL students to learn about American culture, practice English and make friends with American students. This project also helps domestic and international students to broaden their world cultural experience by using an abundant resource right on campus. Students learn how to use current technologies.
Limitations Some students need more time to make an authentic connection. Technology does not always cooperate. There is planning and preparation between departments.
Check Your Mic A quality microphone is important
iTunesU Publish the podcasts and share with a larger community iTunesU: ESL Students' Podcasts in iTunes 2009 ESL Students' Podcasts in iTunes 2009 ESL Students' Podcasts in iTunes 2010 ESL Students' Podcasts in iTunes 2010 EDU 235 Podcasts in iTunes 2009 EDU 235 Podcasts in iTunes 2009 EDU 235 Podcasts in iTunes 2010 EDU 235 Podcasts in iTunes 2010 Project Website Project Website