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Dissemination of medical and science‐based information: the effectiveness of podcasting

Dissemination of medical and science‐based information: the effectiveness of podcasting Purpose – – This paper aims to briefly examine podcasts, from the perspective of usefulness for medical education. Design/methodology/approach This article offers definitions of podcasting and examines a small number of podcasts in greater detail. Findings – From early, promising beginnings in 2005, podcasts appear to be have diminished in popularity. Quality of the broadcasts provided by major journals is variable. There is a lack of research into the effectiveness of podcasts, and student responses are mixed. Podcasts remain, however, a potentially cost‐effective way of disseminating information in a range of areas, from conference proceedings to allowing students to catch up on lectures Research limitations/implications – As with many Web 2.0 applications, podcasts for educational purposes appear to remain underutilised. Originality/value – This article offers a brief overview and analysis of the current state of podcasts, with a particular focus on medical and scientific information. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Dissemination of medical and science‐based information: the effectiveness of podcasting

Reference Reviews , Volume 25 (7): 3 – Sep 20, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0950-4125
DOI
10.1108/09504125201100001
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Abstract

Purpose – – This paper aims to briefly examine podcasts, from the perspective of usefulness for medical education. Design/methodology/approach This article offers definitions of podcasting and examines a small number of podcasts in greater detail. Findings – From early, promising beginnings in 2005, podcasts appear to be have diminished in popularity. Quality of the broadcasts provided by major journals is variable. There is a lack of research into the effectiveness of podcasts, and student responses are mixed. Podcasts remain, however, a potentially cost‐effective way of disseminating information in a range of areas, from conference proceedings to allowing students to catch up on lectures Research limitations/implications – As with many Web 2.0 applications, podcasts for educational purposes appear to remain underutilised. Originality/value – This article offers a brief overview and analysis of the current state of podcasts, with a particular focus on medical and scientific information.

Journal

Reference ReviewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 20, 2011

Keywords: Health and medicine; Information sources; Internet

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