Podcasting in Academia: An Effective Tool for Online Learning

Conference: The European Conference on Education (ECE2020)
Title: Podcasting in Academia: An Effective Tool for Online Learning
Stream: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Authors:
Cynthia Northington Purdie, William Paterson University, United States

Abstract:

According to A.C. Nielsen Global (2019), podcasting is one of the fastest growing media platforms worldwide. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has forced educators to use alternatives like podcasting for teaching. Podcasting provides a free, universally available, tool for the dissemination of information across a wide range of topics. Academics who choose podcasting do not need prior knowledge of software, nor is there a steep learning curve as a precursor to usage. Research and statistics continue to support the efficacy of podcasting in higher education. Examples of best practices of the use of podcasting from a wide range of educational and specialized platforms will be shared, demonstrated and discussed.