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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Using Activity Theory to Analyse the use of Podcasts to Facilitate Scaffolding in a Higher Education Setting

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Author Mukabeta Tarirayi
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 101-110
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 2
Issue Date February 28, 2014
Publishing Date February 28, 2014
Keywords Activity Theory, Podcasts, Scaffolding, Information and Communication Technologies


Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies are multidisciplinary and have been shown to form a vital part of higher education. This study is a desktop research investigating how research explains the use of podcasts to facilitate scaffolding in a higher education setting. Podcasting and scaffolding are defined and activity theory framework is used to analyze studies where podcasts where used to facilitate scaffolding. Results show that podcasts helped students get an understanding on what was to be discussed prior to a face to face session, are effective in terms of unlimited availability and showed a great potential for scaffolding students with different strengths.
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