The activity takes place as a concentrated project work process; by involving external collaboration partners, presentations and workshops, the students organise, structure and produce a podcast. At the end of the course, the students present their podcasts to the teacher and the external collaboration partners and receive feedback.
The purpose of the activity is to develop the students’ communication skills and production competences as regards the organisation, editing and performance of a podcast. Moreover, the students gain experience in external collaboration as well as an understanding of the relevance of their academic subject in the real world. By performing this activity, you as a teacher can help your students build bridges to the outside world, thus expanding and strengthening your own professional network as well as that of your students.
If you can get access to film recording equipment, and if this seems relevant to the course, you may let your students work with video production rather than audio production only. In this case, it would be relevant to teach the students about the use of video, including camera angle, film cutting, lighting, storytelling models and the different film genres.