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Information Technology and the Muddiest Point - Using Podcasts for Active Learning

Newland, Paul ORCID: (2011) Information Technology and the Muddiest Point - Using Podcasts for Active Learning. Aberytswyth University, Aberystwyth.

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As stated in the report on the second teaching cycle above, FM10120 Studying Film is a core first-year undergraduate module in Film Studies in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at Aberystwyth University. The module is designed for a large cohort (approximately 150 students), and is intended to introduce students to key aspects of the study of film, including issues surrounding representation, formal analysis, genre, audience, stardom, moral debates and narrative. Because the module performs a very important role in introducing students to the academic study of film, there are areas that we just do not have the time to cover in as much detail as we might like to across the twelve weeks that the module spans. So I wanted to come up with an idea to allow students to engage with aspects of Film Studies outside of timetabled sessions. I also wanted to develop a teaching methodology which might also allow the students on the module to'distance' learn key topics and or ideas and to learn these topics/ideas in their own time. I was keen to employ new media and information technologies in order to accomplish this. But I also wanted to develop a teaching technique to do this which would also compliment our current teaching provision on the module.

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The full-text of the online published article can be accessed via the official URL. This output was submitted by the author towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education at Aberystwyth University.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Arts, TFTS, UG Year 1, Large Group, Technology-Enhanced Learning, Virtual Learning Environment, Seminar Teaching
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Central Services > Directorate
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Depositing User: Paul Newland
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 11:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:34

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