Survey data was collected from 191 students enrolled in fourteen online courses at a research university in the United States. Results indicate students were moderately motivated by the use of podcasts in their online courses. Statistically significant differences in student motivation based on gender, class standing, and prior online learning experience were found.
Bolliger, D., Supanakorn, S., & Boggs, C. (2010). Impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online environment. Computers & Education, 55, 714-722.
Statistical analysis of the results of a 200-person student survey indicates that students believe that podcasts are more effective revision tools than their textbooks and they are more efficient than their own notes in helping them to learn. They also indicate that they are more receptive to the learning material in the form of a podcast than a traditional lecture or textbook.
Evans, C. (2008). The effectiveness of m-learning in the form of podcast revision lectures in higher education. Computers & Education, 50, 491-498.
Mixed-methods study investigated the impact of weekly podcasts, written and recorded by course instructors to summarize college course content, on student achievement and attitudes. The results of this study indicate that weekly podcast summaries were an effective teaching tool which produced improved student achievement and attitude.
Francom, J., Ryan, T., & Kariuki, M. (2011). The effects of podcasting on college student achievement and attitude. Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology, 7(1), 39-53.
This paper describes a podcasting experience in which students acted both as users of the university’s podcasting service and as creators of podcasted lessons. Analysis based on student performance, data from student satisfaction surveys, interviews and instructors’ observations indicates that full-time students co-involved in lessons’ podcasting outperformed colleagues of the previous years and achieved higher levels of content knowledge and practical skills.
Lazzari, M. (2009). Creative use of podcasting in higher education and its effect on competitive agency. Computers & Education, (52)1, 27-34.
Study explored the attitudes, perceptions, and use of podcasting as reported by surveys of instructors and students at a large American Midwestern university. Findings suggest that students use podcast materials largely for reviewing concepts and issues raised in lectures that they have previously attended. The authors argue that podcasts can help instructors change face-to-face instruction from traditional didactic lectures to more constructivist learning practices.
Lonn, S., & Teasley, S. (2009). Podcasting in higher education: What are the implications for teaching and learning? The Internet & Higher Education, 12(2), 88-92.
This paper examines podcasting within a framework based on the concepts of widening participation in higher education.
Tapp, D. (2013). The innovative use of podcasting to support under-represented groups. Innovative Practice in Higher Education, (1)3, 1-8.