2. How can e-mail, texting, webcasts, and podcasts be used in adult education? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using these technologies?
1. What are some challenges you might face using webcasts and podcasts in adult education? What are some strategies you could use to overcome these challenges?
Two of the biggest challenges that a facilitator faces when using webcasts and podcasts in adult education are technical issues and student attitude toward using the technology.
In a group, especially in a larger group, there is going to be a variety of different computer systems in use by varying ages. Some are more up-to-date on the technical requirements and bandwidth needed for webcasts and podcasts, and others will not be. Some strategies that can be implemented to overcome this challenge is to initially (in the syllabus) publish the technical requirements needed to meet the requirements of the class including which versions of Adobe Flash is needed, the amount of bandwidth, the CPU needed for the processor, what video and graphic requirements are needed, as well as what connection speed will be adequate. Students will then be as responsible for having a computer that meets these requirements as they are for obtaining textbooks. As well, a facilitator can arrange to have a test podcast or webcast session prior to the real one in order to be extra sure that students are able to log in and navigate what is needed in order to receive the podcast or the webcast. This gives ...
Challenges in terms of using webcasts and podcasts in adult education and ways to overcome these challenges is discussed in this 840 word solution. Other forms of media, such as e-mail and texting, are discussed in relation to adult education and the advantages and disadvantages of them. References are included.