Journalists have linked this online podcasting boom to the ubiquity of smartphones, time spent in transit, and online music services. Others attribute it to the brain-stimulating and addictive effects of audio learning, or the multitasking potential of listening. The beauty is in the overlap.Jeff Desjardins, Editor-in-Chief of Visual Capitalist
It’s an exciting time for podcasters. As Miranda Katz of Wired Magazine states, “People are really listening and want to consume all of the content that is there and available. There’s a level of dedication that comes from podcast listeners that you don’t otherwise find. And now the numbers prove it. Podcasts aren’t a bubble, they’re a boom — and that boom is only getting louder.“
As educators, this presents a number of opportunities:
- opportunity to create podcasts of our own, as a means of sharing ideas and educating;
- opportunity to bring the voices and ideas of many other people from across the globe into our classrooms to learn from via podcasts; and
- opportunity to get our students excited about creating their own podcasts, as both a means of creative expression and a way of organising and presenting their own ideas and that which they learn through research and their studies.
‘A Podcasting Guide for Educators’ is designed to help educators explore the possibilities that podcasting presents to both educators and students. Discover how educators are using podcasts in their classrooms, case studies, how to podcast guides for both students and educators, and more. Dive into examples, partake in discussions, try your hand at a bit of creativity, and even join the studio audience for the live recording and broadcast of a podcast!
Get started by clicking on ‘Welcome to a Podcasting Guide for Educators‘ below for an overview of the guide, to help you decide on your path and shape your journey within.
‘A Podcasting Guide for Educators’ was created collaboratively by Kendall Johnson, Graham Herrick, Deisy Castillo, Chris Howey, Jessica Cammaert Raval, and Erica Hargreave. Learn more about the authors in the Meet Our Team section of the guide.
This material is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, meaning that others can remix, adapt, and build upon our work non-commercially, as long as they credit us and license their new creations under the identical terms.