Podcasts support inclusivity and access in classrooms in several ways. For instance, students from oral cultures or for whom English is not a first language may find listening more accessible than reading, students can multitask while listening to course material, and students can become exposed to new perspectives. Instructors should be intentional about curating diverse voices in the podcasts they assign. Furthermore, instructors can create podcasts to form a more personal connection with students in a large lecture course or online course. Finally, instructors can assign students to create a podcast as a course project, which can support students’ connections with each other and with community members, and help them see themselves as knowledge creators with perspectives worth sharing with the world.
In this series, you will read about the advantages of using podcasts to support social justice in the classroom. You will hear stories from instructors and students who have used podcasting in the classroom in various ways to support social justice learning.
podcasting, podcasts, oral, teaching practices
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Bakke, A. (2022). Podcasting for social justice: An interview series. The International Journal of Equity and Social Justice in Higher Education, 1, 33-34. https://doi.org/10.56816/2771-1803.1010