Course Overview
The Mobile Learning with Multimedia course introduces participants to the use of technology tools that are readily available to them to develop curriculum-relevant and pedagogically sound educational podcasts that are broadcast ready and easily accessible in low connectivity settings. In many countries where schooling has been disrupted due to COVID-19, educators are seeking innovative ways to create quality learning opportunities for distance education and teacher professional development. This has been particularly challenging in contexts where teachers and learners may not have access to home computers or the internet. Educational podcasting provides a means to mobile learning through teacher-generated audio lessons, without the need for expensive equipment and institutional learning platforms. Participants will learn how to use audio and multimedia tools to develop microlearning lessons as Open Educational Resources for delivery on radio, dial-in access, among other low bandwidth options for last mile mobile learning.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this short course, you should be better able to:
  • Identify the topic for a podcast or audio lesson
  • Use podcasts to fulfil learning objectives in different subject areas
  • Determine the right equipment for creating a podcast
  • Identity and use relevant apps or software to record and edit a podcast
  • Create and publish a podcast episode to a podcast portal
Melisa Allela, Technical University of Kenya