What is a podcast? In this age of social media, and interactive multi-platform software, the creation and use of podcasts as a teaching modality makes sense. Podcasts are free, international, available on a multitude of platforms, and easy to access. Lecture materials that would traditionally be delivered in a brick and mortar classroom can now be accessed at any time on virtually any device (cellphone, tablet, computer, smart-watch etc.). The presenter of the workshop is a podcaster in higher education with over 1000 weekly listeners. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the benefits of podcasting in higher education. Participants in this workshop will discover the benefits of podcasting. The ease of creating one’s own podcast will be demonstrated step by step. Participants will be encouraged to create podcasts as a means of showcasing research and pedagogies in higher education.
Cynthia Northington Purdie is a psychologist and associate professor at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Her research interests are reflected in her publications as they surround current issues in educational psychology with a particular emphasis on classroom management philosophies. She is the author of three books on behavior management for teachers, paraprofessionals and school transportation personnel. She regularly presents her research internationally and serves as the International Chair of the Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE). She also serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Education and New Developments (END) and on the steering committee of the World Conference on Education (WCE). Before joining the university faculty, she enjoyed a long career as a teacher of both regular and special education in The United States public, secondary schools.