Student-produced podcasts as an assessment tool: an example from Geomorphology

Justine Kemp, Antony Mellor, Richard Kotter, Jan Oesthoek

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Abstract

The emergence of user-friendly technologies has made podcasting an accessible learning tool in undergraduate teaching. In a geomorphology course, student-produced podcasts were used as part of the assessment in 2008-2010. Student groups constructed radio shows aimed at a general audience to interpret and communicate geomorphological data within the context of relevant social and environmental issues. Questionnaire results suggest that the novel format engaged students, and promoted group working, IT, language and oral communication skills, and a deeper understanding of the context of geomorphic data. For teachers, podcasting technology offers efficient teaching of oral communication, with opportunities for distance and self-directed learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-130
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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