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A New Deal for Fireside Chats?

by Leonard Carmichael - November 03, 2005

This commentary discusses the use of podcasting in teaching a compulsory law unit wholly online. Although the technology is new, the interest and motivational potential of various forms of audio-updates is well understood. Indeed, the author had used earlier technology to deliver a series of "narrowcast" fireside chats to off-campus students in an introductory business law subject. Despite the greater range of technological options now available for online use to deliver courses to off-campus students, it is indicated that initial reaction to this pilot project encourages further research into the educational potential of podcasting.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 03, 2005
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12231, Date Accessed: 7/26/2021 8:18:46 PM

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  • Leonard Carmichael
    Deakin University Law School
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    JOHN CARMICHAEL is Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University Victoria, Australia. Hi major interests include Competition Law (anti-trust), Consumer Law and Legal Education.
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