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Was it Pod Worthy?: A Preparatory Plan for Evaluating Podcasting in Higher Education

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Publication date2007
Host publicationNZCSRSC '07: : New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference 2007
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Students and teaching staff in higher education are constantly looking for new tools to help them study and teach more efficiently. The University of Canterbury began ProjectPodcast to introduce podcasting to a number of subjects as an add-on to the current course curriculum. Podcasting is being used to enhance mobile learning and enthuse both students and lecturers. Previous podcasting evaluations show that there exists a need for both audio content from lectures, or so called “LectureCasts” as well as supplementary material or “Sup!Casts”. In this study, we will be evaluating ProjectPodcast. The evaluation is aimed at both the student population as well as the lecturing staff in order to gain knowledge about their impressions of podcasting. Prior podcasting surveys have received low response rates, due to the choice of time, location and medium. Hence, our evaluation plan has been created with the goal
of encouraging feedback from students and lecturers. In this paper we present
our preparatory plan for evaluating ProjectPodcast.