Technology continues to play a big role in the way educational institutions chose to impart knowledge to learners. Technology-enhanced learning has also been on the rise as learning institutions strive to make education more accessible and interactive. One of the technologies that have made this possible is podcasting. One of the reasons why lecturers prefer this technology is because of its convenience. Students can listen and engage with the content from the comfort of their homes or wherever they are at their own convenient time of the day or night.
Here are some of the benefits that both students and lecturers stand to gain from podcasting as a means of teaching and learning.
With podcasting technology, students can access learning materials on the go. Since podcasts can be downloaded to a mobile device, it becomes very easy for students to access content without putting in too much effort. Learning institutions that have taken up podcasting as a learning method are already reaping benefits.
To make things even more convenient, lecturers can make use of content sharing mobile apps to ensure their students don’t miss out on any valuable learning resources. The best part with such apps is that when someone is subscribed, they don’t have to download the content since it’s automatically available on the app as soon as it is uploaded. This kind of flexibility is bound to bring about positive results.
One of the greatest advantages that podcasting as a form of learning resource has is the fact that students tend to be attentive longer than they would if they were watching or even reading. The fact that they can listen and still manage to perform other tasks such as driving encourages them to concentrate up to the end. This wouldn’t be the case for a video and text where their full attention is needed. For students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia, podcasting offers an ultimate solution.