The reflection of the Week:
Is there anybody hear me? You cannot hear me but read my ideas because this is not a podcast. Are you ready to talk about podcasting? Podcasting allows user to share their ideas verbally via internet. First, podcasters record their voice and then put them on the internet to share with people.
If we look at using podcasting in education, we can recognize that they can be used for various educational purposes. For example, as some of my classmates (like Hesham) have been doing, podcasts can be used to reflect what we have learned from the course. This is useful to rethink, remind, and comprehend what we learned on the course and I think with this way, we can have permanent and solid information about the course. Also, they can be used to record lectures, student projects, assignments, and interviews.
Some strongly recommend using podcasting for language learning. I believe they increase listening and speaking skill for podcasters and listeners who want to learn second language. I am not sure about podcasting is useful for language learning for every language learners. I have an experience about using podcasting to learn language. English is my second language and when I was in Intensive English Program, my teachers recommend to listen podcasting and radios. After trying to listen podcasting, I realized podcasting was not an effective way to learn second language because 5 minutes after starting listening to podcast, I was falling asleep. : So podcasting could not work for me to learn English.
The Example of the Week:
Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. This can be used to create podcasting. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
The Quote of the Week:
Podcasting offers to extend universities' educational reach more than it offers to improve education itself..." David J. Malan
The Picture of the Week:
With podcasting, you can make your voice hear anybody around the world via web.