Educational podcasts are gaining traction, but research on them is limited. This study analyzed the motivational factors driving educators to listen to and recommend educational podcasts through the Educational Podcasts Motivation Scale. Analyzing responses from 606 education professionals, the research identified five key motivational factors and validated the scale’s psychometric properties.
The Education through Podcasting (EPOD) 2024 Conference will take place on June 19-20, 2024 in London. It will offer a platform for academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the use of podcasts in teaching, learning, and training. The event will cover various topics, from audio developments to intellectual property in educational podcasting. Abstract submissions are due by February 2, 2024.
Sneha Gore Mehendale’s research argues for the inclusion of podcasting in Indian journalism curricula. Through 24 interviews with podcasting journalists and educators, she identified a gap in training, despite the growing prominence of news podcasting in India. The study emphasizes that incorporating podcasting into academic programs will enhance the profession’s relevancy and align with the evolving norms of journalism.