Thursday, April 06, 2006

iPod therefore....

Yesterday's Education Guardian carried a report (1) of Leicester University's use of podcasts in support of distance learning, or "profcasts" as a number of people have named them in other institutions. Gilly Salmon, who is mentioned in the article, provided some samples of these at the Dortmund conference (see earlier postings) and there was a clear distinction in quality between these and routinely recorded lectures. Most notably, they were far more structured and easier to listen to. The article makes the point though that although the numbers of students with MP3 players is rising rapidly, not all are fully equipped and so there's often a bit of pressure on access to PCs.


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