Episode 9: Podcasting with Students

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Part 1: Podcasting Social Justice

First, I interview Faith Kurtyka (@fmkurtyka) from Creighton University about a recent podcasting assignment she gave to students in the Cortina Community, a living-learning community at her school.

We then hear an excerpt from one of the projects her students conducted: “The American System and Pay Inequality” by Vincent Salazar and Kaylee Stankus. You can hear their full episode and learn about all the other students work at theCortina Community blog.

Part 2: The Week in Review Assignment

Here, I play a brief excerpt from the gazillions I could have chosen from two 2012 pieces from Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy by Jennifer L. Bowie (@starrescreenspace.org): “Rhetorical Roots and Media Future: How Podcasting Fits into the Computers and Writing Classroom” and “Podcasting in a Writing Class? Considering the Possibilities.”

Specifically, we hear about Bowie’s “week in review” assignment, which asks students to use the serial audio format of podcasting to teach each other about what they’ve learned in class. The full episode, and the resources she mentions in this clip, are available here.

In the interlude before Part 3 begins, I mention 3 pieces of scholarship on podcasting in the classroom:

Part 3: More Scholarship, More Ideas, More Trauman

Finally, we hear a segment prepared by Ryan Trauman (@trauman) with an overview of five pieces of scholarship on podcasting in the classroom. (By the way, I would love to feature more segments like this. What do you know about? What have you been reading?)

End Matter

The theme music at the beginning of the episode is by Cactus May, graduate student in rhetoric and composition.

You also heard four pieces from OverClocked ReMix, a site filled with free rearrangements of videogame tunes:

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Produced and recorded by Kyle Stedman (plugsplaypedagogy@writingcommons.org@kstedman), assistant professor of English at Rockford University, in cooperation with KairosCast and Writing Commons. If you have ideas for future episodes, please contact me!