Week 8 “Mobile Audio Sharing”

Create a project that utilizes a mobile audio recording and sharing platform such as Soundcloud or AudioBoom, and upload an outline and example of your project to the Project Bank. http://mosomelt.org/the-project-bank/

PODCasting (internet streamed audio recordings) has been popular in education for many years, starting with the advent of the original iPod circa 2001, and leading to the development of iTunesU. Today there are many simpler options for recording and streaming audio via a variety of social media based platforms with associated mobile Apps. Soundcloud and Audioboom are two examples. How can these be used as a basis for student-generated projects? For example: students record and share interviews with experts in their field, students report and share reflections via audio, students create a PODCast show (e.g. East Tamaki School), students record and mashup environmental sounds representing their discipline…


Upload your project description and any links to an example on the project bank: http://mosomelt.org/the-project-bank/

Review and rate another submitted project.

Reflect on this process on your WordPress blog.

Mobile audio recording and upload functionality is part of Apps such as “Audiocopy” https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/audiocopy/id719137307?mt=8

A relatively long established PODCasting service is PODomatic, you can create and share your own free PODomatic channel, and download the PODomatic Player App. See for example a PODcast series from “The Versatilist”



Suggested readings:

The birth of the iPod | Macworld

Reeves, Thomas. (2011, July). Authentic tasks and collaborative group work: Key factors for effective e-learning. effective elearning in practice, 2011, from http://unitube.otago.ac.nz/view?m=9WOR29G9iGC

McKinney, Dani, Dyck, Jennifer L, & Luber, Elise S. (2009). Itunes university and the classroom: Can podcasts replace professors? Computers & Education, 52(3), 617-623. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013150800167X

Educause. (2005). Podcasting. 7 Things You Should Know About… 2005, from http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ELI7003