Architectures of Existing and Conceptual Applications of Podcasting in E-learning Systems

Architectures of Existing and Conceptual Applications of Podcasting in E-learning Systems

Stephen R. Chastain (The University of Tennessee, USA) and Jason Caudill (The University of Tennessee, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-633-4.ch005
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Abstract

Podcasting has quickly emerged as a leading technology in the new field of mobile learning. Tracing this new technology’s history over the past two years reveals just how broadly the use of digital audio files may become in the fields of education and training. The ease of use, low cost of creation and hosting, and most importantly pervasiveness of user access to compatible hardware combine to make podcasting a major force in both traditional and distance education. This chapter explores the history, technology, and application of podcasting as an instructional tool.

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