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The Virtual Classroom: Student Perceptions of Podcast Lectures in a General Microbiology Classroom
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, , University of Wyoming, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Podcasting has taken the world by storm, expanding and an astronomical rate as a form of entertainment. Despite the huge popularity of podcasting as entertainment it has yet to be well studied as an educational tool. In this study we developed and presented podcasts to completely replace three in class lectures in a General Microbiology Course. The podcast lectures were made available to students both via an RSS feed as well as presented on the screen in the actual classroom during what would have been the regularly scheduled class time. Student response to the podcast lectures was extremely positive with a large majority of students enjoying the flexibility of podcast lectures for review. Students also thought that they learned the podcast material as well the material from in class lectures. Ninety percent of students indicated that they thought the podcast project should be continued.

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Watson, R. & Boggs, C. (2007). The Virtual Classroom: Student Perceptions of Podcast Lectures in a General Microbiology Classroom. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2170-2174). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 20, 2019 from .

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