Educational Podcast Directories November 15, 2006Posted by Jeff in Educational Podcasts, Podcast Directories, Podcasting, University Podcasting.
I did a post a couple of days ago about podcast directories using the term “educational” to be anything that supposedly teaches you something. Don’t get me wrong, I think delivering educational content is the highest form of podcasting! I used “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Writing” and a “Hockey-site where you’ll find all the information you need to succeed in professional hockey” as examples… because I’m subscribed to both of them.
I like to distinguish, however, between educational institution podcasts (K-12 and Higher Ed Podcasting) and podcasts for the general public. Here are a few links you can check out to help you search through “educational podcasts:”
- Fordham University ‘s Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC) in New York City does podcasts where they have conversations about technology and education with leaders in the field, and they publish a pretty good list of podcasts from educators: http://www.podcastforteachers.org/Who’sUsingPodcastingInEducationAndHow.htm
- The Education Podcast Network is a website and directory created in an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about: http://epnweb.org/
- A “higher education podcast repository:” http://ed-cast.org/default.aspx
- Russell Educational Consultancy and Productions (RECAP) has a directory on the site. They are specialists in consultancy, professional development, and support for school improvement, inclusive education, and ICT: http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/
- Podcast Alley: http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_genres.php?pod_genre_id=7
- This podcast directory also has educational institution categories: http://www.ipodder.org/directory/4/podcasts/categories/educational
(iTunes has a similar Educational section where the podcasts are sectioned up between the categories of Educational Technology, Higher Education, K-12, Language Courses, and Training.)
- Learn Out Loud: http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory
- I found some podcasts listed here that I didn’t find anywhere else: http://www.podcastingnews.com/forum/link_6.htm?sid=29ac6133535dc5e7e1f0211dabdea9aa
There are obviously more out there, but these will get you started in checking out the wide range of podcasts in education.