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Dyslexia video: "Benefits of podcasting for dyslexic students.." Duration: 2 minutes : 43 seconds

Benefits of podcasting for dyslexic students.

"…you could listen to them over and over and you could make decent notes…as opposed to the useless notes which I normally make…" (2 min 43s video by Alex Sallis et al.)

Teaching methods

Inclusive teaching:

  • Recording podcasts is one way of supporting a range of auditory and visual learning approaches.
  • Podcasting allows flexibility in terms of pace and learning preferences and hence is inclusive.
  • Using podcasts encourages active learning and positive motivation.

Examples of practice

Dyslexia video: "Planning module content: mind-mapping, podcasting and WebCT.." Duration: 2 minutes : 28 seconds

Planning module content: mind-mapping, podcasting and WebCT.

"…so we have interactive mind maps where you can click on each of the little bits and that pulls up the audio file, the associated PowerPoint slides and the transcripts of the audio file…" (2 min 28s video by Richard Field)

Dyslexia video: "Introducing podcasting and WebCT: implications for dyslexic students.." Duration: 5 minutes : 3 seconds

Introducing podcasting and WebCT: implications for dyslexic students.

"…one thing I really noticed was that the dyslexic students did better than they typically did and indeed have tended to do better than the other students in this…" (5 min 3s video by Richard Field)

Dyslexia video: "Podcasting Maths lectures: how and why?." Duration: 3 minutes : 2 seconds

Podcasting Maths lectures: how and why?

"…students also like to have the audio podcast going at the same time as working through the annotated slides…" (3 min 2s video by Joel Feinstein)

Reasonable adjustments:

  • A flexible inclusive approach reduces the need for reasonable adjustments.

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