Perfecting Podcasts

Podcasts are a unique opportunity for education. Students can make podcasts. Faculty can make podcasts. Or instructors can use podcasts made by other, outside people. The topics and possibilities are really unlimited. This is a very exciting medium with which to engage students! Also, this is an opportunity for a “renewable” assignment. Giving students an opportunity now, to build skills in creating podcasts, is a skill and body of work that they can use in their portfolio or help them in their to-be career. Offering opportunities for skill-building, that can be generalized to a larger scope is something that will benefit students for years to come.

But as usual, there are some factors to consider.  Don’t forget the factors discussed in the video section regarding the right time, content, and representation.

For more information about building an accessible podcast, check out this resource from CUNY (full citation shared below). Then, listen to The Onliners Podcast, provided by Trine University, which discusses ways to engage online learners, embedded below.



City University of New York (2021, June 24). Accessibility toolkit for Open Educational Resources (OER): Podcasts.

Eberts, K. & Buell, K. (2021, March 31). Engaging your online learners [No. 28]. The Onliners. TrineOnline.


Updated: January 2024


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