Using podcasting to facilitate student learning: a constructivist perspective


Show simple item record Ng'ambi, Dick Lombe, Annette 2014-10-27T06:08:29Z 2014-10-27T06:08:29Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ng'ambi, D., Lombe, A. 2012. Using podcasting to facilitate student learning: a constructivist perspective. Journal of Educational Technology & Society. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1436-4522 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The paper employs two case studies to develop an approach for using podcasts to enhance student learning. The case studies involve two cohorts of postgraduate students enrolled on a blended course, over two years. In both cases, the institutional learning management system was used as a server to host the podcasts, giving students discretion on how and when to listen to podcasts. The podcasts were integrated in learning design hence tightly coupled in pedagogy in Case One, and optionally used i.e., loosely integrated in Case Two. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were employed to solicit student experiences of using podcasts. Access logs from the podcast server provided insight into frequency of use of podcasts, thereby helping to establish the relation between podcast use and facilitation of learning. The findings suggest that students were confident in using podcasts for academic purposes. This is despite having had to overcome some challenges not limited to institutional policies on limited Internet quota for students. The findings also suggest that use of podcast within a constructivist learning environment afforded learners control and flexibility, reflection and self-paced learning. The paper concludes that podcast facilitate learning when tightly coupled to a curriculum and used within constructivist learning environments. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher International Forum of Educational Technology and Society en_ZA
dc.source Journal of Educational Technology & Society en_ZA
dc.title Using podcasting to facilitate student learning: a constructivist perspective en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords podcasts en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords ubiquitous technologies en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords constructivism en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
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