Volume 6

Volume 6, Number 53

December 9, 2008

9 pages553 K bytes

EdPod: Adding Classroom Richness to the On-Line Experience

Judith F. Bennett
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341 USA

Peter A. Cooper
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341 USA

Abstract: Distance education suffers from a number of limitations including administrative perceptions of on-line instruction as a cost saver, lack of pedagogical underpinning and the lack of richness of media used to offset the missing classroom experience. This presentation explores one approach to providing part of the classroom experience on-line. Through the development of podcasts, both a supplement to the classroom for traditional courses and a means of conveying the classroom experience to on-line students have been provided. The concept of the podcast frees the teacher from the time and geography constraints of the classroom, and at the same time, potentially freeing the student from the time and cable constraints of computer-based on-line instruction. A demonstration on the construction of podcasts will be provided using free or inexpensive software for both Mac and PC environments as well as providing existing designed examples for conference attendees to review.

Keywords: podcast, distance education, computer literacy

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Recommended Citation: Bennett and Cooper (2008). EdPod: Adding Classroom Richness to the On-Line Experience. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (53). http://isedj.org/6/53/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2744. ISSN: 1542-7382.)