A project of this scope has provided and will continue to provide students of all demographics the opportunity to take advantage of using the newest technology in learning. In this era of technology, the desire to integrate technology into learning curriculum is at an all-time high. Both private and government foundations are eager to financially support programs that provide students with the opportunity to use and learn with technology. With the diversity of the students in Southern California, the program provided enough flexibility for students to express their creativity by choosing to create the podcast in Spanish if they desired.
The Ocean Institute Podcast Program was designed with a combination of learning theories, behaviorism, constructivist, and multiple intelligences, as the foundation. The OIPP consisted of five elements to successfully make learning motivational and the produced podcasts useful: professional development for the teachers, the student field trip, the student research, and the podcast production process. With the aid of the online content and resources, this program combined the flexibility and creativity within each class with the structure and guidance necessary to produce the expected results and achieve the program and student objectives. A project of this scope has provided and will continue to provide students of all demographics the opportunity to take advantage of using the newest technology in learning.