Podcasting in Engineering Education: A Preliminary Study of Content, Student Attitudes, and Impact

November 11, 2007

Edward Berger describes a pilot project implemented in an undergraduate engineering mechanics course, entitled Strength of Materials to investigate whether and how students would perceive a benefit from podcasting as a pedagogical tool. Three types of podcasting content were produced: (a) video problem solutions, (b) roundtable discussions, and (c) exam reviews. Student attitudes were assessed through two surveys, one administered before the podcasts were made available and one at the end of the semester.

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