Choosing to learn 'on the move': The development of social competence and communication skills using podcasting technologies

Catherine McLoughlin, Anthony Chan

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Abstract

The potential of podcasting to support teaching and learning has been highlighted in the past year, linked with a new wave of social software tools which enable flexibility, user control and mobility in teaching and learning. In an increasingly technologised world, learners need digital skills and social competencies that enable them to communicate and learn in different modalities. This paper reports on a pilot study that aims to improve oral presentation and self-regulatory skills through podcasting at a regional Australian high school. Instead of using the technology merely to deliver learning resources, the approach adopted was to support student podcasting of their personal interpretation of concepts and ideas in key subject areas to share with peers and the wider community. By supporting learner choice and agency in this manner, greater engagement in learning is anticipated by all stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACEC Conference 2008
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherACEC
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralasian Computers in Education Conference - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 29 Sep 200802 Oct 2008

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Computers in Education Conference
CountryAustralia
Period29/09/0802/10/08

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