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Podcasting: An Internet-Based Social Technology for Blended Learning
May/June 2010 (vol. 14 no. 3)
pp. 33-41
Raymond Y.K. Lau, City University of Hong Kong
Rachael Kwai Fun Ip, City University of Hong Kong
M.T. Chan, City University of Hong Kong
Ron Chi-Wai Kwok, City University of Hong Kong
Sharon W.M. Wong, City University of Hong Kong
Johnny C.F. So, City University of Hong Kong
Eva Y.W. Wong, City University of Hong Kong
Podcasting has the potential to enhance learning by giving students mobile access to course materials anytime, anywhere. In particular, integrating podcasting, electronic learning (e-learning), and traditional face-to-face teaching into a blended learning (b-learning) environment can help create a push-pull educational exchange that increases student learning satisfaction. The authors' empirical study reveals that students generally feel a higher level of social presence and achieve better academic results if they're involved in the development of course podcasts. This research opens the door to the application of emerging Internet technologies to improve student learning.

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Index Terms:
podcasting, social technologies, blended learning, computer science education, information systems education
Raymond Y.K. Lau, Rachael Kwai Fun Ip, M.T. Chan, Ron Chi-Wai Kwok, Sharon W.M. Wong, Johnny C.F. So, Eva Y.W. Wong, "Podcasting: An Internet-Based Social Technology for Blended Learning," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 33-41, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.74
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