A growing number of higher education students, staff, and faculty are listening AND learning from podcasts. The wealth of information shared on a video/audio podcasts allows listeners to learn about resources, ideas, and information to enhance the work they do on campus. For The Higher Ed Podcast Project, we want to know more about how this medium is impacting our post-secondary education peers and perhaps institutions, specifically:
What video/audio podcasts are higher education professionals (graduate students, faculty, and staff) listening to for learning and development?
What podcasts are being produced/created for and in higher education (non-lecture/classroom-based)?
How has podcast consumption impacted or influenced the work (teaching, research, or services) we do in higher education?
Defining “Podcast” & Our Research
We are interested in exploring podcasts in higher education for professional learning and development; however, we want YOU to understand how we are defining a “podcast” as this medium has taken a number of shapes and forms over the years. For our research purposes, we are defining a podcast and our research focus as:
- the podcast content is created and shared to support professional development, learning, and/or information distribution
- the podcast has a target audience might include graduate learners (e.g. masters or doctoral researchers), professional school students (e.g. social work, medicine, etc.), staff/administration, and/or faculty in higher education
- the podcast is in an audio and/or video format that can be subscribed, downloaded, and/or streamed from an electronic device (e.g. computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile)
- the podcast is a program, show, broadcast, and/or episodes with a specific purpose or topic focused on the higher education domain
- the podcast includes original content development intention: it was designed for a podcast, e.g. we are not including a recorded college/university lecture, conference panel/presentation, professional learning webinars, recorded meeting, etc. (unless it was edited to fit into a podcast)
- the podcast can be active or inactive
Call for Higher Ed Podcasts
To help this podcast research project, we want to openly curate a LIST OF AUDIO and VIDEO PODCASTS dedicated to higher education staff and faculty. This OPEN call for podcasts will help us understand and SHARE the current state of podcasting in higher education. Please ADD to this podcast list (and other podcasts on the second tab) to let us know what YOU listen to for your professional learning and development: