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The Use of Postcasting/Vodcasting in Education

The Use of Postcasting/Vodcasting in Education
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Author(s): Athanasios T. Stavrianos (2nd Technical Vocational School of Xanthi, Greece) and Apostolos Syropoulos (Greek Molecular Computing Group, Greece)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 10
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch231


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Podcasting and vodcasting are audio and video files, respectively. These files can be accessed by subscribers at any time of day. Initially, the technology was used for information and entertainment. Later on, it became clear that this technology could be useful in education. There are many advantages in the use of these technologies yet there are a few drawback that cannot render the technology useless. The technology can be used in various ways in both tertiary and secondary education. Until recently, the process of creating, editing, and distributing vodcasts and podcasts was a manual process. Fortunately, new tools have automated this process and we describe one of this tools and its use.

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