About this Event
Podcast assignments are a great way to start incorporating alternative forms of assessment into a course. They allow students to demonstrate their research, writing and oral communication skills through a new medium. We know designing a new assignment can be daunting, especially when it involves unfamiliar technology, so this workshop is designed to provide faculty with everything they need to develop and implement a podcast assignment, and to become familiar with the tools their students will use to complete it.
During this half-day workshop, faculty will begin developing a podcast assignment for an upcoming course. The first part of the workshop will focus on assignment descriptions, learning outcomes, project parameters, scaffolded timelines and assessment rubrics. The second part will involve hands-on learning as faculty record and edit audio using the free software Audacity to develop a podcast. Faculty will also learn about available resources in the Student Multimedia Design Center and additional ways librarians can provide support to faculty and students.
This workshop is open to all who teach at the University. It will be led by Amanda McCollom, multimedia literacy librarian, and Jess Barth, emerging multimedia technologies librarian. Those who teach Capstone or Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) courses are encouraged to attend.
Registration is required and capped at 10 participants. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Amanda McCollom (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
A stipend of $100 is available for instructors who implement a podcast assignment in their course during the 2022-2023 academic year, share their syllabus and assignment, and participate in follow-up discussions with the multimedia literacy librarian.
All attendees will need to show ID upon arrival. In addition, all attendees will need to complete the UD Daily Health Check the day of the event, and show the green icon reflecting health clearance upon arrival. Face masks are required for this workshop due to its classroom setting.