Podcasts are typically an entertainment platform; listeners tune in because they enjoy the content. But you can do a lot more with audio content than just entertain. Fewer and fewer people take the time to sit down and read or watch videos, and there’s a growing interest in mobile information. If you’re invested in learning — in the classroom or in the office — podcasts can help you deliver educational content in ways that traditional content can’t.
Audio is a common tool in educational environments, so when we talk about podcasting as an educational platform we’re talking about podcasting as a complete model. That includes the production, distribution, and syndication methods that come with it. In traditional educational environments, audio is consumed on-platform or distributed directly to the student. Podcasting, on the other hand, lives on the web; it’s available to both students and non-students and it serves as both an education tool and content marketing.
Podcasts in a K-12 Environment
Educational software development moves slowly and the student experience of the content is generic.Traditional audio content in educational environments …