Using podcasts and videocasts to complement traditional teaching methods

Covill, D. and Gill, D.S. (2008) Using podcasts and videocasts to complement traditional teaching methods Social purpose and creativity - integrating learning in the real world. Articles from the Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Brighton . pp. 60-66.

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Podcasts and videocasts (recordings of lectures with audio and video content) are valuable teaching resources which provide a flexible and engaging learning environment and help to accommodate a wider variety of learning styles. Getting students to generate videocasts of their work can give teachers a valuable insight into how students approach problems and the depth and breadth of their knowledge in the relevant subject area. A database of student videocasts can encourage a community approach in learning, where students can learn from the knowledge, tips, dead ends, tricks and approaches of their peers. Practical issues associated with the use of online teaching material and assessment methods are included. Key issues to consider include the carrying-over of course content and logistical issues such as file sizes, recording times and techniques of recording.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2008 University of Brighton Press
Subjects:X000 Education > X300 Education Studies > X370 Academic studies in Education (across phases)
H000 Engineering
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Engineering and Product Design Research > Design
ID Code:7701
Deposited By:Derek Covill
Deposited On:11 Nov 2010 08:27
Last Modified:08 Oct 2013 15:43

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