Podcasting for Teaching and Learning
A really fabulous list of practical podcast uses for teaching and learning, courtesy @DuncanGreenhill:
Tutors as authors
Preparation materialThis can be used to prepare students for face-to-face sessions such as lectures or tutorials so that the session time can be used for something other than the transfer of information. The rationale behind a particular practical could also be explored in a podcast.
Recap of lecture material
Expansion of lecture materialThis could include discussion of content demonstrating particular perspectives, formation of academic arguments, sharing enthusiasm and providing a basis for further academic discussion.
Expert witnessAn interview or discussion with a prominent subject expert to explore a topic in depth, or describe current and future research directions. The expert could also talk about having a career in their particular academic area.
Student ReflectionA tutor could pose questions to promote student reflection on a topic. This could include questions of ethics, uncertainties or exploring differing academic theories.
Group feedbackA tutor can comment on a particular assessment to the whole group to identify common strengths, weaknesses, and improvments for future work.
Individual FeedbackThis has the advantage that tone of voice can also be used to give encouragement and feedback on a particular piece of work.
Audio 'tours'These could be instructions on how to perform a particular practical, or how to use a specific piece of equipment.
Revision SummariesParticular topics could be summarised, or more general revision tips could be given.
Students as authors
Audio introductionsFor example as an icebreaker on a new course. This also has the advantage of letting students create a podcast without the pressure of assessment.
Audio GlossaryStudents research and record definitions of particular terms.
Student ExplanationsStudents research and record their explanations of particular topics.
Student PresentationsThis could be done either as an individual or as a group.
Expert WitnessStudents could interview a subject expert on a particular topic. The advantage of this technique is that students will need to research and determine their questions in some detail beforehand.
Student ReflectionThis would be like an audio diary - students describing their approach to a particular topic or assessment, and reflecting on the outcomes afterward.
Found audioStudents share audio resources found elsewhere.