Monday, November 01, 2004

Podcasting, great technology for education

I really enjoyed Lenn Pryor's great session at osxcon. After talking to Robert Scoble, and then seeing Lenn's presentation, I have been thinking a lot of the potential of the medium. I really think there is something here for education!

In my opinion Podcasting is a great tool:

  • for distance learning
  • to facilitate self-paced learning
  • for re-mediation of slower learners
  • to allow faculty to offer advanced and or highly motivated learners extra content
  • for helping students with reading and/or other disabilities
  • for multi-lingual education
  • to provide the ability for educators to feature guest speakers from remote locations
  • to allow guest speakers the ability to present once to many sections and classes
  • to allow educators to escape the tedium of lecturing
  • to offer a richer learning environment

I have registered "" and have the space available for use. I want to do some research on the subject and would like to start my own feed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Steve,
I am glad to have found out about your podcast. I am an Instructional Designer at Golden Gate University's CyberCampus and work with online instructors to design online courses. I will be starting a podcast soon to discuss the use of instructional technologies in higher education and wanted to say that your podcast has been enjoyable to listen to.