Student-Created Podcasts: Multimodal Composition and Collaborative Learning
From Sara Chatfield
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Faculty Showcase: Student-Created Podcasts: Multimodal Composition and Collaborative Learning
Sara Chatfield, Political Science
Team-based, student-created podcasts can provide a more creative outlet for students to communicate their research. In this showcase, Sara Chatfield will discuss an ASEM-based podcast project in which teams of students listened to existing podcasts, developed topics, analyzed primary and secondary sources, and recorded and edited short podcast episodes. Students presented their research in both written and audio formats, and were forced to speak to an audience beyond the professor.
The podcast format invited students to consider how they might communicate academic research to a non-expert audience in an entertaining and engaging way. Building strong teams that collaborated throughout the quarter had various benefits, including building teamwork skills and allowing students to have support for the more technical aspects of podcast creation.
Attendees will walk away with several examples from Sara's course including her podcast grading rubric, podcast assignment, peer review handout, and technical details.