Podcasts for historians (free course)

Abstract

This short free module is an introduction to podcasting for educational and academic study.  Presented in the form of a handbook with clearly defined chapters, the module looks into the benefits and difficulties of podcasting in a Higher Education setting.

Course details

This short module takes a snapshot view of podcasting for educational and academic study. Presented in the form of a handbook with clearly defined chapters, the module looks into the pedagogical issues surrounding podcasts and asks what the benefits of podcasting might be in a Higher Education setting or as an aid for scholarly research. The handbook also looks at the limitations of the technology.  The handbook is broken down into the following chapters:

Title: An Introduction to the Benefits and Limitations of Podcasting

  1. Introduction
  2. What are Podcasts?: History and Availability
  3. Pedagogical uses for Historians
  4. Problems facing the Historians
  5. Conclusions

The module also includes:

  • Bibliography: Articles about Podcasts
  • Bibliography: Internet Resources
  • Bibliography: Books about Podcasting