Teaching Tuesday: Using Podcasts to Help Students Connect Course Content to the Real World

December 12, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online via Zoom

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Instructors often seek engaging ways to demonstrate connections between course concepts and the world beyond the classroom. Podcasts provide an additional tool that educators can use to promote student engagement and understanding. As you gear up for a new year and a new semester, learn how utilizing pre-existing podcasts from various sources might further enhance the illustration of your course material. Join us for an engaging conversation about options for sourcing podcasts, evaluating podcast content, and holding students accountable for listening and learning.

The objectives of this discussion are to: 

  1. Explore potential uses of podcasts to help students connect class concepts to their daily lives and to help them connect with authorities in the field. 

  2. Identify strategies to overcome accessibility challenges and other potential limitations of this form of media. 

  3. Evaluate podcast sources and consider student assessments to maximize potential benefits for students.  

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About the Presenter 


Erica Jordan, Ph.D., CFLE, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Houston. She is motivated to empower students to become lifelong learners and critical consumers of information. She has earned a Certificate in Effective College Instruction from The Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education. Her engaging courses have been recognized with several teaching awards. She is committed to advancing family science and fostering student career exploration, maintaining the HDFS Careers website & podcast. 



About NCFR Teaching Tuesdays

Teaching Tuesdays is a quarterly, interactive opportunity for NCFR members who teach in an academic setting to learn more about academic teaching. Presenter(s) will talk briefly about a topic related to teaching followed by a discussion with the presenter(s) and audience members. The discussion will focus on applying the information presented to enhance classroom pedagogy.

These events are free to all current NCFR members. The meetings will be recorded.

If you would like to be a session facilitator, contact Jessica Oswald via email.