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


University of Lynchburg

Director, Teaching and Learning Center