Learning by listening? - Investigating the perceptions of students and faculty of the use of podcast in academia

Amalie Cecilia Romme, Helena Fridjónsdóttir, Stefania Lilja Arnardottir & Natalia If Jensen Casco

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This paper examines the perceptions of how podcasts are used and can be used in academia. The project unfolds through empirical field work amongst students and professors at Danish Universities to understand what their respective habits and perceptions of the format include. To investigate the perceptions, each student and professor engaged individually in a semi-structured interview, that allowed them to articulate and pose critique towards the podcast format. The perceptions were theorised through understanding the rise of the podcast in a contemporary context, the different categories of podcast, podcast and its usage in academia, and m-learning.
The project revolves around the question of how educational podcasts are perceived by the chosen participants and whether certain discrepancies appeared between the two groups, professors and students. Additionally, we are looking into if the current learning environment is allowing for new ways of teaching and how those potentials for renewing are perceived in terms of potentials and obstacles. This project concludes that the podcast landscape as it is perceived today has gained ground amongst students in terms of general usage outside of the university. But it additionally points to that the podcast format has not yet gained ground in academia.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2019
Antal sider42
VejledereNorbert Wildermuth