The podcast followed the use of digital media and technology within our current education systems. Focusing on certain aspects as technological use in the classroom and how identity affects a student’s ability to learn and how this can be improved through the use of digital media.
The argument that I wanted to convey throughout the podcast was that the increased use of digital media within education is a good thing. Because with the expanded reliance and use of technology within society, using it more in education would equip students with more at their disposal for life.
The ways I used my sources in my podcast
Similar to how I would include them if I was writing an essay or an article that needed to have certain sources, I stated the author’s name. although I didn’t state the rest of the information like the year it was posted or any of the smaller needed information. I posted all of the actual reference information in both the SoundCloud description box and also at the end of my blog post. The predominant way I referenced the sources in the podcast was through using the author’s name.
How I created my own content
For the creation of the podcast, I used my gaming headset that is equipped with a microphone to record my voice. The voice recording app that I used to record my voice was just one of the standard apps that came with my laptop. I have used this app in previous units and it has worked perfectly for what I have wanted.
For the informal video, I recorded it on my Fujifilm DSLR camera that I use for most of my travel photos and videos. I know how it works and I like the quality that it films in so the overall video comes across as better.
Music in the podcast and video came from the Epidemic Sound music library for which I have a subscription. Each was used to compliment what was being said.
One of the main challenges that I came up against whilst creating the podcast was the whole aspect of speaking out the script that I had and learning it in order to make it not sound like I was reading off a script at all. There were many practice run-throughs of the speech in order to make it the polished version that I was willing to submit for assessment. Most of the challenges were able to be overcome through many practices of the speech. Additionally, I made sure that I understood everything I was going to say and the way in which I was planning on saying it.
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Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend & Colin Agur 2016, Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future, John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Davis, K., Ambrose, M. & Orand, M. 2017, ‘Identity and agency in school and afterschool settings: Investigating digital media’s supporting role’, Digital Culture & Education, 9(1), 31-47.
Robinson, J (14 December 2021), This US teacher uses Humankind and Civilization to teach world history, PC GameN, accessed 19 January 2022.