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Can Podcasts Save Remote Learning?


Podcasts in place of video lectures could help students and their faraway professors connect. Audio’s intimate and conversational style, and its reliance on storytelling, could help rejuvenate a long-strained relationship.
Audio story: 10:06 minutes

About the Author

Jade Stepeney
Clifton, N.J.

Professor: Chenjerai Kumanyika
Class: Podcasting and Audio Documentary

Remote learning gives higher education the chance to reinvent instruction. Equally significant is the reinvention of how students and professors interact, as we search for better ways to connect virtually. Equity must be at the center of instruction plans for remote learning in higher education, for students, faculty, and staff. But newer instruction methods like podcasting can only succeed if empathy is embedded into its use.

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