Title

Student-led podcasting for engineering education

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

European Journal of Engineering Education

ISSN

0304-3797

Volume

35

Issue

4

DOI

10.1080/03043797.2010.487557

First Page

415

Last Page

427

Publication Date

6-8-2010

Abstract

The use of podcasts is challenging traditional communication methods in higher education, with the potential for creating engaging and flexible resources for learning and development. Likewise, podcasts are helping to facilitate a stronger student identity and community within learning environments, replacing traditional student newsletter and website approaches. In this work, an innovative podcasting approach is presented in which there is a strong student-centred and student-led premise to foster and advance engineering education-related uses. Podcasts are intended to cover a range of relevant engineering topics, such as sharing student views on global, institutional and scientific developments and disseminating information on unique educational opportunities. Details on the design, set-up and implementation of the initiative are presented (e.g. resource requirements, management and organisation structures, maintenance of balanced educational outcomes). An evaluation of the experiences of the team members is also presented, showing favourable outcomes in skills development, community identity and broader educational awareness.

Comments

Best papers from the SEFI 37th Annual Conference, 2009