Video Podcasts: Learning by Listening?

Anne Mette Nortvig, Birgitte Holm Sørensen

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This project’s aim was to support and facilitate master’s students’ preparation and collaboration by making video podcasts of short lectures available on YouTube prior to students’ first face-to-face seminar. The empirical material stems from group interviews, from statistical data created through YouTube analytics and from surveys answered by students after the seminar. The project sought to explore how video podcasts support learning and reflection online and how students use and reflect on the integration of online activities in the videos. Findings showed that students engaged actively in podcasts that included designed activities, and moreover – although to a lesser degree – that students engaged actively in podcasts that did not include additional activities, suggesting that learning via podcast does not always mean learning by passive listening.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings for the 5th International Conference on Designs for Learning : Designing New Learning Ecologies
EditorsAnne-Mette Nortvig, Birgitte Holm Sørensen, Morten Misfeldt, Rikke Ørngreen, Benjamin Allsopp, Birgitte Henningsen, Heidi Hautopp
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7112-569-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference on Designs for Learning: Designing New Learning Ecologies - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016


Conference5th International Conference on Designs for Learning

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