Podcasts allow you to convey information that students can engage with in circumstances they couldn’t engage with text or video (for example, when walking or driving). Like videos, they may convey a sense of teacher presence to students learning at a distance. You can create podcasts for your students, use podcasts available online, or ask students to create podcasts. Through an interview or discussion, you can bring in additional voices. This Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching (BILT) podcast is a great example.
BILT Student Fellow interviews Ellie Best, winner of the PVC Choice Award for her presentation at the Festival of Undergraduate Research for her project on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, about her research experience as part of assessment. The podcast includes a brief discussion on how to present research to a non-specialist audience at an online conference.