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Student-led podcasting for engineering education
European Journal of Engineering Education
  • E. Alpay
  • Shelly Gulati, University of the Pacific
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1080/03043797.2010.487557
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.

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Best papers from the SEFI 37th Annual Conference, 2009
Citation Information
E. Alpay and Shelly Gulati. "Student-led podcasting for engineering education" European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 35 Iss. 4 (2010) p. 415 - 427 ISSN: 0304-3797
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shelly-gulati/57/