16 Oct
2017

Podcasts in Education

Innovation in E-Learning Curriculum – Using Podcasts for Course Content, Student Assignments and Program Development

This blog post will evolve with resources and developed out of a Podcasts for Education presentation at E-Learn 2017 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with Dr. Blake Jones and Jason Johnston. In our presentation/workshop, the participants learned about the podcasting process and how to use podcasts for course content, student assignments and program development. Below are some of the links from this workshop for the purpose of continued learning.

Downloads from the Presentation:

Podcast in Education Full Presentation – E-Learn Vancouver PDF

Download the Podcasting in Education Plan Worksheet Here PDF

Podcasting Plan in Word Format

Blake and Jason’s “Live” Podcast Demonstration:

Presentation Abstract:

In this workshop, the participants will learn about the podcasting process and how to use podcasts for course content, student assignments and program development. The participants will first understand the nature of the medium and some general theoretical and foundational frameworks for using podcasts in education. This will include practical examples of how podcasting is being used in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Next, the participants will learn how to develop a podcasting plan and all the necessary tools for podcasting and implementing podcasts into a learning environment. In this “bring your own device” session, participants will not only better understand podcasting but receive hands-on, practical training on how to make and publish their own podcast. Finally, there will be a time for questions and exploring of podcasting equipment.

Podcast Links

Blake and Jason’s Podcast: Social Work Conversations from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky

Types of Podcasts: Narrative, Informative, News, Self-Development and Entertainment

Blake’s Favorite Podcasts:

  • Criminal
  • S-Town
  • the Tim Shelton Show
  • Psych Sessions
  • Teaching in Higher Ed
  • The Social Work Podcast

Jason’s Favorite Podcasts:

  • NPR’s Upfirst
  • On Being with Krista Tippett
  • Revisionist History
  • S-Town
  • Finding Richard Simmons
  • the E-Learning Coach
  • Teaching in Higher Ed

How to Podcast Links

Download the Podcasting in Education Plan Worksheet Here PDF

Podcasting Plan in Word Doc Format

  1. Editing Software:
    1. Jason’s Choice: Reaper
      1. Fantastic online Reaper courses and blog from a colleague here in Vancouver – Beginner Course is Free
    2. Garageband (free on Apple)
    3. Audacity (Free on Windows)
    4. Tracktion T6 Free (Windows, Apple, Linux)
    5. Adobe Audition, Cubase, Sonar, ProTools, etc.
  2. Publishing
    1. WordPress plugin: Seriously Simple Podcasting
    2. SoundCloud
    3. PodBean
  3. Submission Sites
    1. iTunes
    2. Stitcher
    3. Google Play
  4. Using SoundCloud
    1. SoundCloud Creator Guide

Podcast Resource Links

  1. Podcasting 101
    1. http://www.ipodder.org/whatIsPodcasting
  2. Tips for using in elearning
    1. https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/07/10/six-steps-to-creating-engaging-and-effective-classroom-podcasts.aspx
    2. http://www.edisonresearch.com/category/podcast-research/
  3. Research and More Information
    1. http://www.edisonresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/The-Podcast-Consumer-2016.pdf
    2. http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-measurement/the-5-key-2016-podcast-statistics/
    3. http://www.journalism.org/2016/06/15/podcasting-fact-sheet;/
    4. Pew Research: http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/06/30143308/state-of-the-news-media-report-2016-final.pdf
    5. itunes charts: http://www.itunescharts.net/us/charts/podcasts/current/
    6. Top publishers: http://analytics.podtrac.com/podcast-publisher-rankings
    7. In education – current article: https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2420/?utm_campaign=lsmag&utm_medium=email&utm_source=lsm-news&utm_content=link

 

 

 

Jason Johnston

jasonpauljohnston@uky.edu