“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”
This course will demonstrate how podcasts can be used to make audio and video content more accessible online. Participants will be provided with the necessary information to prepare educational web radio Episodes and start web radio programs in their classes or schools.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
- Apply the most popular and internationally-adopted methods and tools for Podcasting.
- Actively participate in practical exercises and lessons.
- Create your first podcast.
Why podcasting or web radio? The answer is summarized as follows:
A podcast perfectly meets the needs and interests of students. It is affordable, both to create and listen to and fulfills pedagogical aims thereby establishing a fun and engaging learning environment for students. The challenge we face is creating a podcasting culture since it is difficult to stay up to date with the latest technologies. While online direct audio for the purpose of leaving messages and reviewing lessons has been used for several years, its application in education is an unprecedented function.
Even though building an archive of recordings is great, sharing them with a community is even better!
It offers teachers valuable insight into what pupils are doing at school, allowing parents to feel more connected with their child’s education. Therefore, this course will allow participants to understand the benefits of starting web radio programs not only in their classes but also in their schools.
Consider how a classroom or school podcast radio station may promote: Self-confidence, Inclusion, Student Voice, and Team building.
In this course, we will create the idea of a radio-podcast, detailing its characteristics, qualities, and ways in which this teaching method can be used in class to offer more flexible, creative, and motivating options.
A note for those teachers who may be technophobes: please don’t be intimidated by this technology-dependent lesson! Audio editing programs are intuitive and easy to use, especially for students.