The value of podcast in our society is vast. Podcast help make resources available to anyone with a computer. They also allow the producer access to a limitless number of listeners and can allow listeners a place to give feedback to the producer and other audience members. Through the use of sound so much more can be conveyed than can be through written words. Emotions emitted through the inflections of the human voice can be much more compelling and interesting than reading.
I sensed excitement both from the people making the podcast and from those listening to them. Podcast are definitely a great way to get students more engaged in what they are learning. The educational material available through podcast offers the student a great amount of resources through which to gain knowledge.
The Practical Principles
This resource site consist of educators from various places in the country. They come together to share things that they have learned. They also podcast information gathered in conferences and workshops they have attended. Some of these are even live streamed. The principals noted that there were as many people participating in the conferences via the web as there were physically attending.
These podcast make it possible for people from all around the world to reap the benefits of the educational conferences that they could not attend. This is good for the conferences in that they can convey their ideas to more people without being overwhelmed by so many physical participants. A convention center or meeting hall can only hold a certain number of people but the web has no limit.