Using podcasts to replace lecture: Effects on student achievement

Publication year: 2011
Source: Computers & Education, Volume 57, Issue 3, November 2011, Pages 1885-1892

Blanche W., O’Bannon , Jennifer K., Lubke , Jeffrey L., Beard , Virginia G., Britt

This study examined achievement when podcasts were used in place of lecture in the core technology course required for all students seeking teacher licensure at a large research-intensive university in the Southeastern United States. Further, it examined the listening preferences of the podcast group and the barriers to podcast use. The results revealed that there was no significant difference in the achievement of preservice teachers who experienced podcast instruction versus those who received lecture instruction. Further, there was no significant difference in their study habits. Participants preferred to use a computer and Blackboard for downloading the podcasts, which they primarily…

 Highlights: ► Podcasts replace lecture with no effect on achievement. ► Access to podcasts through computer and Blackboard rather than iTunes and mobile devices. ► Access from home rather than on the go. ► Barriers include unfamiliarity, technical problems, not seeing relevance.