The potential for adaptable accessible learning objects: A case study in accessible vodcasting

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95974
Title:
The potential for adaptable accessible learning objects: A case study in accessible vodcasting
Authors:
Gkatzidou, S. (Stavroula); Pearson, E. J. (Elaine)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Computing. Accessibility Research Centre.
Citation:
Gkatzidou, S. and Pearson, E. (2009) 'The potential for adaptable accessible learning objects: A case study in accessible vodcasting', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25 (2), pp.292-307.
Publisher:
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Journal:
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Issue Date:
May-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95974
Additional Links:
http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/ajet25.html
Abstract:
With the rapid development of wireless networks and mobile technologies and the increasing adoption of mobile learning, the need for 'anywhere, anytime and any device' access to information becomes more evident. This has influenced the design of learning objects. The small but developing literature on vodcasting indicates its potential as an effective learning resource for use in education. This paper explores the use of vodcasting in terms of accessibility and, through a specific use case, investigates the adaptations required for existing learning objects delivered as vodcasts (videos downloaded to an MP3 player). The case study is examined in the context of a larger research initiative which aims to contribute to the requirements specification for the development of an adaptable learning object authoring tool, and suggests a learning object adaptation service which allows for flexibility and personalisation to learners' needs and preferences. Detailing the theoretical aims, design, implementation and evaluation of the project, the paper supports the argument for the educational use and value of vodcasting, but also highlights potential limitations and problem areas.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
adaptable; accessible; learning; vodcasting; education; technology
ISSN:
14495554
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 08/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorGkatzidou, S. (Stavroula)en
dc.contributor.authorPearson, E. J. (Elaine)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-08T09:08:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-08T09:08:18Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Journal of Educational Technology; 25 (2): 292-307en
dc.identifier.issn14495554-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95974-
dc.description.abstractWith the rapid development of wireless networks and mobile technologies and the increasing adoption of mobile learning, the need for 'anywhere, anytime and any device' access to information becomes more evident. This has influenced the design of learning objects. The small but developing literature on vodcasting indicates its potential as an effective learning resource for use in education. This paper explores the use of vodcasting in terms of accessibility and, through a specific use case, investigates the adaptations required for existing learning objects delivered as vodcasts (videos downloaded to an MP3 player). The case study is examined in the context of a larger research initiative which aims to contribute to the requirements specification for the development of an adaptable learning object authoring tool, and suggests a learning object adaptation service which allows for flexibility and personalisation to learners' needs and preferences. Detailing the theoretical aims, design, implementation and evaluation of the project, the paper supports the argument for the educational use and value of vodcasting, but also highlights potential limitations and problem areas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Educationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/ajet25.htmlen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/04/2010]en
dc.subjectadaptableen
dc.subjectaccessibleen
dc.subjectlearningen
dc.subjectvodcastingen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.titleThe potential for adaptable accessible learning objects: A case study in accessible vodcastingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Computing. Accessibility Research Centre.en
dc.identifier.journalAustralasian Journal of Educational Technologyen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 08/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardGkatzidou, S. and Pearson, E. (2009) 'The potential for adaptable accessible learning objects: A case study in accessible vodcasting', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25 (2), pp.292-307.-
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