Podcasting in school. (English)

Bergsten, Christer (ed.) et al., Perspectives on mathematical knowledge. Proceedings of MADIF 6, the 6th Swedish mathematics education research seminar, Stockholm, Sweden, January 29‒30, 2008. Linköping: Svensk Förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning (ISBN 91-973934-5-2/pbk). Skrifter vrån Svensk Förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning (SMDF) 6, 20-29 (2009).

Summary: Podcasting is a new phenomenon in Swedish schools. This paper describes a project where the main goal is to analyze if the students’ interest in mathematics is affected if the mathematics is made accessible via podcasts and iPods. Teachers at eleven schools were encouraged to produce podcasts as a part of their mathematics teaching in school-year eight. The results indicate that the possibility to look at mathematics wherever and whenever you want was an important aspect for the students. We also found that the technical difficulties for the teachers where underestimated in the project, and that teachers had difficulties in finding time for the production of podcasts.