Podcasting Session


A podcast is a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a mobile device or computer. It is similar to a radio show that can be listened to at a time and place that suits you.


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Why Podcasting?

Why might you want to consider using a podcast in your course? Here are a few ideas to consider:

  • Most podcasts are free!
  • Easy access. You and your students can listen directly from a computer, laptop, phone, or tablet.
  • You and your students can download episodes to listen to when you are on-the-go. No internet access required. Listen during your commute when you are traveling, while doing the dishes, or walking across campus.
  • You and your students can listen to an episode anytime, anywhere on your own schedule.
  • Allows you to integrate a variety of perspectives into the course.
  • Bring “real time” conversations to the classroom. Podcasts published daily or weekly make it easy to bring the most current perspectives into a class discussion.
  • Many podcasts include transcripts which you and your students can use for clarification, fact checking, additional conversation, or reference.
  • Podcasts can be used in face-to-face, blended, hybrid, flipped, and online courses.
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Recommended Gear

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