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This book chapter was originally published as Kervin, L and Mantei, J, Collaborative gathering, evaluating and communicating ‘wisdom’ using iPods, in Herrington, J, Herrington, A, Mantei, J, Olney, I and Ferry, B (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p.


The processes of gathering and evaluating evidence are essential to inform and guide professional practice. This chapter explores the use of iPods as a tool to bring together the teaching field and the tertiary classroom. We report on two iterative cycles where we have designed and implemented a learning experience to engage our students in collecting, evaluating and reflecting upon knowledge shared by practitioners in the field. The task encourages students to consider the ‘teacher wisdom’ (Labbo, Leu, Kinzer, Teale, Cammack, Kara-Soteriou & Sanny, 2003) that can be gathered and disseminated through podcasts as they plan, record and edit an oral text to share with their student colleagues through their subject website.

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