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A word in your ear: What do podcasters’ experiences tell us about creating podcasts for professional development?

Childs, M., Collins, M., Secker, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-3047-1212 & Morrison, C. (2023). A word in your ear: What do podcasters’ experiences tell us about creating podcasts for professional development?. Playful Learning Conference 2022 Special Issue, 5(1), pp. 20-45. doi: 10.5920/jpa.1269


Podcasting by practitioners in Higher Education to support the development of peers is becoming more popular and yet, unlike its use in learning and assessment, remains little researched. This paper identifies some of the reasons that bring HE practitioners to podcast for professional development, some techniques and suggestions for making successful podcasts, and what the essential characteristics are of the medium that leads to podcasting being an effective tool for professional development. The discussion cites extensive quotes from interviews with creators of four podcasts aimed at HE practitioners, in order to give a rich account of the experiences of podcasting.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Published under Creative Commons License CC-BY 4.0
Publisher Keywords: Professional development, Performance, Podcasting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Professional Services > Learning, Enhancement and Development
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