The effectiveness of educational podcasts for teaching music and visual arts in higher education

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Abstract

Podcasting is now being used frequently in the higher education sector. Although research has been conducted into the use of podcasting in teaching business, engineering, sciences and languages, little has been done on its use in arts learning. This paper reports on a study that investigated the effectiveness of using podcasts to learn music and visual arts in a teacher-education institution. A total of 128 Year-One to Year-Four students completed a survey and 24 students attended focus-group interviews and gave their feedback on the effectiveness of using podcasts in learning. Generally speaking, the students found the podcasts useful and viewed podcasting as a method which could be used to supplement faceto- face teaching. Results of the study indicated that demonstration of procedures or skills was the most effective type of podcast while reproduction of lecture materials was the least effective. The students suggested that the teachers needed to increase the relevance of the podcast content to what was taught during lessons. The paper concludes with a discussion of the production of effective podcasts and directions for future studies. Copyright © 2012 C.O. Tam.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14919
JournalResearch in Learning Technology
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Tam, C. O. (2012). The effectiveness of educational podcasts for teaching music and visual arts in higher education, Research in Learning Technology, 20(1), art no. 14919.

Keywords

  • Podcasting
  • Podcasts
  • Teaching/learning strategy
  • Arts education
  • Teacher education
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T0069
  • Period: TDG 2009-2010
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output

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    Teaching development grants final and financial report: Transcending learning space and time: The using of podcast and iTunes technologies in module delivery

    TAM, C. O., LEONG, S., CHEUNG-YUNG, W. Y., YIP, L. C. R., DO, J. K., FUNG, S. H. A., LAU, C. Y., LAM, Y. L. P., WONG, S. L., LEE, M. K. B. & NG, C., 2011

    Research output: Other contributionTeaching Development Grants (TDG)