Week 6 Annotated Bibliography

Kay, R. H. (2012). Exploring the use of video podcasts in education: A comprehensive review of the literature . Computers in Human Behavior , 820-831.

This article lays out a comprehensive review of the use of video podcasts in education. The article starts out by explaining the purpose of the article. Then a brief history of podcasts is presented followed by the types of podcasts that are being studied. The article also looks at previous literature reviews on the subject. A paragraph is even devoted to the types of articles that were used for the review. The discussion looks at both the pros and cons of using video podcasts. The author does not take a position and is using this article as a way to lay out the data on the use of video podcasts. A neutral impact of video podcasts is also presented albeit briefly. The only recommendation made by the author is in regards to the methodology used for future researchers.

The author does a very good job in organizing the article. The methodology used for the research is clearly presented within the article and the author uses short easy to understand paragraphs to present his findings. The shortcomings of this article come with the tables used. The tables require much more attention and concentration than should be necessary. The issue is not with the data being presented, but how it is being presented. The tables aren’t clear and the line between each part of information is not clearly drawn.

Kay, Robert H. “Exploring the use of video podcasts in education: A comprehensive review of the literature.” Computers in Human Behavior (2012): 820-831.

This article was chosen because different forms of online and/or virtual learning is of interest. How learning can be achieved outside of face-to-face for traditional settings and video conferences for online settings is an emerging thought. Also whether or not these other types of learning methods actually end in the intended results of active and full learning by the students or participants. Podcasts is an interesting method that was not previously thought of and therefore this article was attractive and what was learned in the article about podcasts is something that can be used in future research efforts.

Kay, R. H. (2012). Exploring the use of video podcasts in education: A comprehensive review of the literature . Computers in Human Behavior , 820-831.

This article was chosen due to the weeks reading. Qualitative research became a forerunner in the area of what type of research is most interesting. The aspect of observing people in their natural habitat and using that as the data is exciting, but seeing this article and knowing that there are other types of qualitative research methods is even more exciting and interesting.  Having a conversation on a topic and letting whatever comes out of that conversation be the data seems to be a much more genuine and interactive method to use. Quantitative research was used for the thesis and thus there is a inclination to move away from that type of research method.

 

 

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