Paper - Refereed

This study explored the effects of podcast construction and usage on student achievement and satisfaction. Sixty-seven undergraduate education students were divided into three matched groups to complete their study of Computer Aided Drawing. As part of their coursework, each of the three groups had varying involvement with podcasting. The first group was required to create a podcast, the second group used a range of podcasts, and the third group had no involvement with podcasting in the subject.
An Australian Research Council Linkage project is investigating people
This paper represents an attempt at constructing a language for describing the potential learning value of computers as a learning material. A lack of precision in describing the value computers add to the learning process has paradoxically made it easy for people to elevate the significance of using computers in pedestrian ways while simultaneously marginalising higher-order uses. Currently, all manner of computer-based activities are granted equivalence by educators lacking a suitable metric for assessing value.
Most teachers recognise the benefits of meeting face-to-face for professional learning activities. However, for teachers in remote locations in Australia the vast distances that need to be travelled for such meetings are prohibitive. Videoconferencing has the potential to provide these teachers with quality professional learning experiences. This paper aims to highlight the challenges that inhibit the use of videoconferencing for professional learning experiences for those most likely to benefit, the teachers in remote schools.
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