Using Podcasts to Enhance Class Time

New for 2012Teaching in higher education today can feel like a constant battle against the clock.

Students seek specific examples and want to know what will be on their tests, while instructors strive to use class time to help students achieve learning outcomes.

Learn how you can address student concerns and still make the most of class meetings, whether your teaching is face-to-face or web-based.

Join us for The Flipped Classroom: Using Podcasts to Enhance Class Time, a 60-minute audio online seminar with Dr. Charles Morgan on Tuesday, February 21, from 1:00 pm to 2:00, CST.

Pod Power

A podcast is a portable multimedia digital file, easily produced by individuals and streamed to students’ computers, iPods or the next hot, portable media player.

And it could be your new best friend.

In this seminar, you’ll learn how you can use podcasts to:

  • Increase student engagement
  • Emphasize essential learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate problem-solving in action
  • Increase peer-to-peer engagement in and out of class
  • Provide exam review material
  • Address course mechanics.

The end result – your students develop greater self-confidence and personal responsibility for their education, and you can concentrate on educational goals.


A Step-By-Step, Interactive Approach

Dr. Morgan will guide you through the process of developing and utilizing your own podcasts, showing you how to:

  • Select podcast material from class discussion threads
  • Focus podcast material into 1-2 podcasts
  • Use audio, video, photographs and readings in a podcast
  • Pair a podcast with threaded discussions to increase peer-to-peer engagement.

Podcasts can help prepare students for challenging material, structure student projects and support final exam preparation.  You’re bound to come up with more uses, when Dr. Morgan facilitates brainstorming about podcasting ideas and techniques.

This intermediate level seminar will also include a short video clip and an extensive Q&A session, as well as lecture.

About the Presenter

Dr. Charles Morgan is Chair of the Mathematics Department at Lock Haven University.  He knows firsthand the benefits of podcasting, having created video podcasts for his online and face-to-face courses.  He was also one of the first Math faculty members to develop a web-based math course.  Morgan is part of a campus working group on using technology to improve student learning and enhance student engagement.  He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mathematics, both from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Louisville.

Who Should Attend

Faculty at any higher education institution, especially those with growing class sizes, can benefit from The Flipped Classroom: Using Podcasts to Enhance Class Time.  People in the following positions will find the seminar particularly useful:

  • Instructional faculty
  • Online faculty
  • Assistant professors
  • Associate professors
  • Professors.

Magna Online Seminars assesses fees per site, so you and all your colleagues interested in using podcasts to promote student learning can gather in one location and participate for one low fee of $349.

A Great Deal in Professional Development

Register for this dynamic seminar today, and you’ll get much more than access to a live broadcast, including:

  • On-demand access to the seminar for a full week
  • A transcript and CD of the complete seminar
  • A fact sheet with background information
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Questions for self-assessment
  • A timeline for next steps
  • Free shipping in U.S. and Canada.

Register today to find more class time for learning outcomes, student engagement and peer-to-peer engagement.

Recorded: 2/21/2012
Running Time: 60 minutes
Audio with PowerPoint

Charles Morgan, Ph.D.
Bonus Materials on your seminar CD:
  • Seminar CD with handouts
  • Supplemental materials
  • Complete transcript
  • Free shipping within US and Canada