Monday, March 26, 2007
"Temple University School of Medicine, where Barrett teaches, recently started a four-year curriculum on cardiac auscultation that relies on different types of simulators, including iPods, to teach medical students this important but vanishing skill."
"Electronic media and communications students at Texas Tech are podcasting multi-media programs on their department's Web sites with hopes of eventually expanding to represent Tech on iTunes University."
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
"For university classroom purposes, Williamson said the use of iPods and podcasting can improve active learning. Students can listen to a podcast before class and then discuss the information with her and other students, rather than just listen to a lecture."
"Podcasting is about “time-shifting” (listening offline to something at a time of one's own choosing, as opposed to a broadcaster's), whereas reading blogs requires a live internet connection and a screen."
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
"A Georgia Tech professor has been running an informal experiment to test whether students who listen before class to lectures via their laptops or personal digital assistants perform better on tests."
"The idea behind the broadcasts is not only to give people an insight into school life but also allow schools to share ideas and working practices."
Friday, March 09, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
"With the help of a $2,400 grant from the Guilford Fund For Education, the Guilford Free Library has obtained equipment that will allow students to create podcasts-audio clips that are downloadable over the Internet."
""Often the initial response from professors is that will allow students to skip class and listen to the lecture later," Riley said. "In fact, students are more engaged and have better retention because they can listen to the lectures.""
Monday, March 05, 2007
"The melding of new technology with the traditional classroom, online and hybrid instruction, and hands-on student experience brings more flexibility to instructors and a deeper learning experience to students."