Engaging students beyond the classroom: the experience of a podcasting project

Ralph, J., Head, N. and Lightfoot, S. (2009) Engaging students beyond the classroom: the experience of a podcasting project. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 1(3),

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Abstract

This paper explores one attempt to integrate podcasts into the teaching of US foreign policy. It highlights how this initiative provided new and stimulating opportunities for learning but also presented a number of challenges. Three main elements run through the paper. First, we outline the pilot project, its pedagogic background and what we did. Examples of a social bookmarking site, student podcasts and lecturer podcasts can be accessed via a blog. The second element, utilising student surveys and student focus groups, describes the positive and negative experiences of the students who took part. The third element discusses the practical problems encountered in putting the pilot into practice and how these were overcome.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Head, Dr Naomi
Authors: Ralph, J., Head, N., and Lightfoot, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences
ISSN:1756-848X
ISSN (Online):1756-848X

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