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Technology Enhanced Learning

This research aims to understand the affordances that podcasting provides as a teaching and learning technology. 


As podcasting grew in terms of content and popularity around the middle of the first decade of the 2000s, researchers started looking into its potential as a teaching and learning tool. Early reports described the technology and pondered its potential uses, followed by a number of research projects into actual use of podcasting. Many of the research reports on the impact of podcasting have found that students rated the podcasts highly as supplementary materials, to catch up on missed lectures, and as revision tools. A review of learning outcomes based on podcasting for teaching and learning initiatives found that there was “no significant difference in students’ actual...

The project aims to help young people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to understand and contribute to their changing world.

CASTL represents a major initiative of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The CASTL Program seeks to support the development of a scholarship of teaching and learning.