Podcast Literacy: Educational, Accessible, and Diverse Podcasts for Library Users
44 pages • 8½ x 11
Year Published: 2017
Podcasts are experiencing a renaissance today. More high-quality programming is available for more diverse audiences than ever before. And in this report, Nicole Hennig will provide you with a guide that includes some of the best educational, accessible, and diverse podcasts available for your library users. Hennig provides suggestions for how you can find the best podcasts, discusses the purposes and benefits of podcasts, and share tips on how we can use this knowledge to point our users to the most relevant content and help increase digital literacy in our communities.
In this issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 2), Hennig will cover
- Why podcasts are an important part of digital literacy;
- Statistics on podcast listening;
- The advantages of audio-based learning;
- How to find the best podcasts and the best apps for podcast listening;
- Lists of recommended podcasts for general audiences, higher education, teens, children, people with disabilities, and diverse and underserved audiences;
- How podcasts are being used, in context, in K–12 education and higher education;
- Podcast accessibility for people with disabilities;
- Ideas for how libraries can become curators and recommenders of podcasts; and
- Resources for learning more.
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