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2015-2016 Workshops: Podcasting

What is a Podcast?

A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically

Assignment Examples (Listening to Podcasts)

Grab & maintain student attention Increased comprehension of material
Development of listening skills Exposure to new viewpoints and medium
  • Replace a reading from the textbook (flip)
  • The basis for reflection writing
  • Comparative exercises
  • Discussion fodder
  • Speech communication examples or critiques
  • Highlighting trends

Pod Catcher tools

PodCatchers allow you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts, then easily access and listen to your feed of new episodes as they become available.

Professional Examples (Creating Podcasts)

Grow your professional "brand" Flip your classroom
Communicate with wider audience Personal engagement with students


How to Create a Podcast

JWU Denver Media Lab

The Denver campus has a brand new audio recording studio on the 2nd floor of Centennial Hall, which should be open by Fall 2016.  Studio equipment includes:

  • 4 professional-grade microphones
  • Audio mixing board
  • Computer for production and broadcasting

Assignment Examples (Students Creating Podcasts)

Research Writing (scripting)
Effective speaking Problem-solving
Time Management Audio Production
Creativity Self-evaluation

Free Podcast Hosting

Podcast Hosting services allow you to upload your podcast file.  They provide you with a sharable link to your podcast, or a platform for others to discover your podcast on the Web.