Podcasting for TU Educators: 3 ways it can help in your education process

Experimenting with various teaching and learning tools is a great driver of innovation in research and education. Podcasting holds significant potential in this regard, offering TU Delft teachers and students a more flexible and engaging approach to the learning process. 

In this article, you will learn about the benefits of using podcasts for educational purposes and how to easily get started with it as a TU employee.

A DIY podcast booth at the NewMedia Centre by TU Delft 

So, what are the advantages of using podcasts for education? 

  1. Round-the-clock availability: Students can learn on the go, whether cycling to/from the university or listening to material at their own pace. They can even catch up on missed classes. 

  1. Increased engagement: The audio format, combined with storytelling techniques, captures students' attention better than written content. 

  1. Active learning and creativity: Encouraging students to create their own podcasts enables them to experiment with narratives, initiate discussions on classroom topics with peers, or interview experts. This approach empowers students to take control of the material and develop their public speaking skills. 

Getting the right equipment for your first podcast can be intimidating. You need to consider audio quality, which involves decent microphones and proper volume balance control to ensure everyone sounds equally clear and loud. Additionally, finding a soundproof location to avoid background noise and interruptions is essential. Fortunately, TU Delft employees and students can overcome these challenges by accessing the best equipment free of charge. 

The NewMedia Centre offers a DIY Podcast Box, providing a pleasant and easy journey to your first recording. To book a time slot in the do-it-yourself podcast box located at the NewMedia Centre (IDE), please follow this link: [link to the booking page]. During your first visit, a host from the NMC team will guide you, demonstrate the necessary buttons to use, and introduce you to our user-friendly equipment. 

Podcasting is an enjoyable and efficient learning tool, and we are more than happy to assist you in making the most of it. Feel free to book your first recording right away or contact the NMC team to learn more.