Digital storytelling has the potential to cultivate agile learning and kick start creativity for any college or university campus. You can podcast scholarship, teaching, and practice in higher education. With a growing population tuning into podcasts, this audio medium is on the rise even among higher ed professionals to tell our story. Podcasts offer both information and entertainment outlets for listeners to tune in anywhere, anytime they want. This on-demand, audio content allows the media to be streamed or downloaded, and offers listeners a way to participate in the slow web movement. Instead of a quick like, comment, or post we typically experience on social media or online, podcasts provide a longer form, intimate experience and connection with the hosts and ideas shared.
This longer media format often offers deeper insights, showcases personality and personal styles, and helps to interpret current projects and experiences from this audio narrative. With a wide variety of creative formats (e.g. interviews, commentary, panels, storytelling, etc.), podcast episodes can vary in time, style, and approach. The audio medium of the podcast lets you decide the frequency, distribution, and how you will produce the topic. Additionally, you can include resources for listeners to access further information through episode details, resources, show notes, and transcripts. To plant the podcast seed, here are resources to get YOU STARTED with podcast production/hosting at your own institution from the #PodSaveHigherEd workshop. All resources are curated, downloadable, and shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Pasquini, L. A. (2018). Pod Save Higher Ed: A Resource Guide To Inspire Storytelling & Podcast Making in Higher Education. figshare. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7228223.v1
Google doc handout: http://bit.ly/podsavehighered
There are so many ways to produce, host, and make a podcast these days. This open document is a space to SHARE and LEARN about HOW higher education professionals create, make, produce, and host their own podcasts.
Behind the Podcast: Makers & Hosts Producing the Pod: http://bit.ly/behindthepodcast
Listen to Higher Ed Podcasts: http://bit.ly/higheredpodcasts
The time for higher ed professionals, practitioners, graduate students, researchers, instructors, administrators, and more to gain a share of the podcast ear. Higher ed hosts and producers, it’s time to raise our mics and let our tales be told through podcasts. Go ahead and launch the podcast you have always dreamed of creating now! I hope to listen to your pod story soon, @LauraPasquini
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