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With many of UWA's lectures recorded digitally, podcasts of lectures will, I suspect, rapidly become a very popular option for catching up on missed lectures. However, for iGeneration the students are producing the podcasts, not me (although I did produce a proof-of-concept podcast just to make sure everything works and to introduce students to podcast a la UWA). Students are currently working on their major projects and their digital audio projects range from an alternative commentary to a Simpsons episode containing a critique of popular culture to a godcast with local content. I'm looking forward to marking them in a couple of weeks and seeing how podcasting works at a tertiary level in terms of assessment. The best thing, of course, is that these final projects are useful far beyond their assessment for the unit. They should remain online indefinitely and should prove useful for online CVs and the like for students. They should also prove a good listen in general terms, so if you're interested, why not subscribe to the iGeneration Podcast RSS feed and at the end of October wait for the audio goodness to arrive!
All being well, I'll be putting up a critque/commentary of using podcasting in academia early next year.
[Tags: podcasting | podcast | ilecture | lectopia | igeneration | uwa | academia | elearning]