Podcasting in the Classroom

Podcasting has become increasingly popular as a way to share information and communicate with students and faculty in both traditional and online courses. At their most basic, podcasts are standard audio files. But, by creating a podcast, you enable students to subscribe to your content, access associated notes and information, and make use of a mainstream delivery method used by millions of people every day.

Audio recording and editing plays a major role in podcast creation. Although students can execute a podcast assignment with a simple smartphone, just like style and format are important to high-stakes writing assignments, the quality of the recording, sound design, and vocal clarity is vital to creating an engaging complete podcast episode. We’ll look at a range of recording equipment and explain how the desired podcast format can determine the quality and setup needed.

University of Lynchburg

Instructor, English and Westover Honors College

willis.r@lynchburg.edu

University of Lynchburg

Director, Teaching and Learning Center

proffitt_j@lynchburg.edu