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Education podcast: how to create educational podcasts for learning and engagement

Updated on April 27, 2013

Podcasting and its use for teaching and learning

The Wikipedia article on podcasting and its use in learning highlights the benefits of education podcasts. The key benefit of educational podcasting is that it makes educational material available to people via their own entertainment devices such as iPods and MP3 players as well as via web pages and iTunes. You can listen to a podcast (audio) or view a vodcast (video). Educational podcasts make education mobile and ubiquitous through the use of RSS feeds. Podcasts are used in education as a form of audio blog and their use has expanded rapidly with some universities providing lectures via podcasts on iTunes.

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Inju is attempting to remove the misconception that a single podcast on a web page is actually "podcasting" - the technical definition relates to broadcasting audio training via RSS feeds. However, in every day use and in business, a single podcast (audio blog) is treated as podcasting.

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      jpsetlak 7 years ago

      As a foreign language teacher I have found podcasts (in French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese) incredibly invaluable for my language students. It creates amazing variety and fun content as opposed to the normal boring and stilted content you find in language courses and books. Jean-Paul Setlak

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      GeoffHiggins 6 years ago

      Nice work ronpass. I particularly like using Audacity (free software) for creating student podcasts. I generally make an hour of lecture time into a 15 minute podcast, to keep it 'snappy'.

      ...Geoff

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      Podcasts are extremely effective, especially for online courses.

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      JohnPaulShaw 5 years ago

      A fantastic lens. Just what we are looking for. We provide Tutors for Children Podcasts will be very useful for us.

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      RhondaSplint 5 years ago

      A very useful lens. I've never done a podcast before but am working on getting one started. Thanks!

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      paperwritingexperts 4 years ago

      Educational podcasts can really bring some creativity and fun in our learning system. I think these devices should be promoted at a larger scale.

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