21st Century Education Creating and Teaching with Podcasts introduces educators to podcasting as a means for engaging students in the learning process as well as for streamlining teacher tasks. Participants examine the role of podcasting in education as a 21st century tool that enhances motivation and engagement and thus increases comprehension and learning. Podcasts can be utilized to create collaborative learning activities and authentic assessments as well as teacher-created instructional tools. Further, they can assist with teacher responsibilities such as communicating with parents, students, and repetitive tasks or ongoing projects. In a Final Project, participants create podcasts for use in their classrooms with students which can serve a variety of functions, from providing interactive, collaborative activities or learning stations for students to participate in meaningful learning activities to teacher professional tools (newsletters, calendars, homework posting, and the like). Participants share ideas through discussion forums and then share their final projects with one another on a wiki specifically for this course. This enables them to gain from the creativity and efforts of their peers. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to enroll, as the class is self-paced and those with more experience will not be “held back” by those who may need assistance.
This is an open class with ongoing registration. It is a 5 week self-paced class with easy access to the instructor via email who is more than happy to answer any questions. As soon as you register, Dr. Lambert will get you started!
- Location of Meeting:online