Portable Education: Learning on the Go

Portable Education: Learning on the Go

Youmei Liu (University of Houston, USA) and Shawn McCombs (University of Houston, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-865-9.ch018
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Abstract

The emergence of Podcasting technology has turned MP3 players into effective learning tools. This chapter will examine this phenomenon and focuses on three sections: 1) mobile education and podcasting; 2) podcasting technology, and 3) educational potentials of podcasting. It argues that Podcasting technology is definitely a trend for information dissemination and will become increasingly important in people’s life and in academic arena.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Enhanced Podcast: Still images and audio podcast for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.

Podcasting: A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. Podcast may also be termed podcasting.

Podcast: A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. A podcast could be different delivery format.

MP3 Player: Mp3 player is commonly referred to a digital audio player (DAP), a device that stores, organizes, and plays digital music files.

iPod: An iPod is a brand of portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Company. It can also be used as an external digital storage device.

Mobile Devices: A handheld device is a pocket-sized computing device, typically utilizing a small visual display screen for user output and a miniaturized keyboard for user input.

Podcasting Technology: Software and hardware involved in the podcasting creation and delivery.

RSS: RSS is a type of file format that stands for really simple syndication, a format of Web syndication used for automatic information updating.

Vodcast: Video podcast for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.

Netcasting: Podcasting delivered through internal and Internet network.

Audio Podcast: Audio-only podcast for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.

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