Podcasts for Learning

Podcasts The popular podcast Serial sparked an interest in Podcasts in 2014, so J.P. Pullen wrote an article for Time about the format, describing this tool.  Podcasts are simply audio files that can be downloaded onto your computer, or, often your mobile device to be listened to at the listeners’ convenience (Pullen, 2014).  Often when new files are available, they are automatically placed on your device and ready for you to listen. Podcasts in Learning The benefits of using podcasts include that they can be personalized, they are relatively cheap to produce, and they are mobile (Learning at a Glance,…

Blogging as Learning

Many know of blogs as a diary or ongoing list of articles written by people on the internet.  In fact, blogging.com defines a blog as “a frequently updated online personal journal or diary” (Byrd, 2011). In an article regarding using blogs in higher education in Taiwan, Sun (2010) defined a blog as having four key characteristics.  These four characteristics are “personal editorship, hyperlinked post structure, strong archival features, and public access to the content” (Sun, 2010, p. 369). Using Blogging in the Learning Process Both Sun (2010) and Richardson (as cited in McCloskey, 2006) have found success using blogging in…