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SGarza: LAmpLPodcastingAndOnlineVideo

This section was prepared by Darcy Lewis for Dr. Susan Garza's Spring 2009 Composition Theory and Pedagogy course at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi.

I. How is Podcasting and/or Online Video being used in the composition classroom?

Podcasting, the system of delivering audio or video files online via web syndication, is quickly gaining popularity as a tool for classroom use. Not only are the majority of entering freshmen already well-versed in and regular users of podcasting and online video and file sharing, but the sheer magnitude of the integration of multimedia (like that of computers in general) into every facet of the lives of each respective generation of college students commands that it be acknowledged, if not for use in the classroom, then at the very least in terms of its effect on the literacy of students and their writing practices. As Campbell Gardner notes,

"Blogging, shooting and editing video, creating Flash animations, manipulating photographs, and recording digital audio...are the tools of their native expressiveness, and with the right guidance and assignments, they can use these tools to create powerful analytical and synthetic work. Yet even such digitally fluent students need to learn to manipulate their multimedia languages well, with conceptual and critical acumen, and we in higher education do them a disservice if we exclude their creative digital tools from their education" (36).

In terms of the composition classroom, podcasting can be used in the following ways:

For more detailed information on podcasting assignments in the composition classroom, see:

II. What are the benefits of using Podcasting and/or Online Video in the composition classroom?

III. What are some potential problems with using Podcasting and/or Online Video in the composition classroom?

IV. What pedagogical theory or theories does this technology work best with?

Bibliography of sources:

Belanger, Yvonne. "Duke University iPod First Year Experience Final Evaluation Report." June 2005. Duke University. 3 May 2009 < >.
Campbell, Gardner. "There's Something in the Air: Podcasting in Education." EDUCAUSE Review 40.6 (Nov./Dec. 2005): 33-46.
Carter, Dennis. "Podcast Trumps Lecture In One College Study." eSchool News. 6 Mar 2009. 3 May 2009 < >.
Cook, Matthew A. "Podcasting the Past: Multimedia and the Teaching of History." Vimeo. 3 May 2009 < >.
Dangler, Doug, Ben McCorkle, and Time Barrow. "Expanding Composition Audiences With Podcasting." Computers and Composition Online. 3 May 2009 < >.
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. "7 Things You Should Know About Lecture Capture." 19 Dec. 2008. 3 May 2009 < >.
Kajder, Sara, Glen Bull, and Susan Albaughto. "Constructing Digital Stories." Learning and Leading With Technology 32.5 (Feb. 2005). 3 May 2009 < >.
Krause, Steven D. "Broadcast Composition : Using Audio Files and Podcasts in an Online Writing Course." Computers and Composition Online. 3 May 2009 < >.
McKinney, Dani, Jennifer L. Dyck, and Elise S. Luber. "iTunes University and the Classroom: Can Podcasts Replace Professors?" Computers & Education 52.3 (2009), 617-623.
Prabhu, Maya T. "What Do Students Want From Their Schools?" eSchool News. 25 Mar. 2009. 3 May 2009 < >.
Torda, Neil. "Automating Podcasting with Wikis and iTunes U." ''West Carolina University Web Site. 3 May 2009 < >.
Tremel, Justin and Jamie Jesson. "Podcasting in the Rhetoric Classroom." Currents in Electronic Literacy Spring 2007. 3 May 2007 < >.
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