Student-produced podcasts as an assessment tool: an example from Geomorphology

Kemp, Justine, Mellor, Antony, Kotter, Richard and Oesthoek, Jan (2012) Student-produced podcasts as an assessment tool: an example from Geomorphology. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34 (2). pp. 117-130. ISSN 0309-8265

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2011.576754

Abstract

The emergence of user-friendly technologies has made podcasting an accessible learning tool in undergraduate teaching. In a geomorphology course, student-produced podcasts were used as part of the assessment in 2008-2010. Student groups constructed radio shows aimed at a general audience to interpret and communicate geomorphological data within the context of relevant social and environmental issues. Questionnaire results suggest that the novel format engaged students, and promoted group working, IT, language and oral communication skills, and a deeper understanding of the context of geomorphic data. For teachers, podcasting technology offers efficient teaching of oral communication, with opportunities for distance and self-directed learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: podcasting, higher education, geomorphology, assessment
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Richard Kotter
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 19:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8056

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