Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Podcasting Has No 'Inherent' Pedagogic Value

Thanks to our colleague Bill Perry for pointing up two recent reports.

One ( >>> ) is a 'comprehensive survey of the latest academic studies on the impact of podcasting on learning and teaching'. The findings should really come as no surprise, and probably ought to fall under the heading of 'the blindingly obvious', but are a useful reminder not to be taken in by hype.

The report states that "As with any educational technology, whether and how podcasting impacts the quality of the learning experience and/or educational outcomes depends largely upon how the technology is put to use,"

Bill also points out the full 15 page White Paper is at:

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