University Students’ Perception of the Pedagogical Use of Podcasts: A Case Study of an Online Information System Course

Hager Khechine, Sawsen Lakhal, Daniel Pascot


Previous studies on podcasting assessed the usage impact of this technology on some cognitive and affective variables such as learning, performance efficiency, satisfaction and anxiety. However, these studies assumed that students had adopted podcasting without questioning their opinions. In order to reach a deeper understanding of students’ perception of podcasting, this study aimed at examining two aspects: the advantages and the disadvantages of podcast use. A case study relying on open-ended questions was conducted among 130 participants enrolled in an online undergraduate business course. Obtained results indicated that practical aspects of use of this technology, such as improving attention and facilitating note-taking, dominated among the advantages. Lack of interaction and visual contact was one of the most notable disadvantages. This study could help enrich existing theoretical writings and empirical research about podcasts. It practical contributions would lead professors and educational tool creators to think about the relevance of developing and using podcasts for academic purposes.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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