Title: Podcasting in Academia: An Effective Tool for Online Learning
Stream: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Cynthia Northington Purdie, William Paterson University, United States
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.