Date of Award

Fall 2023

Document Type



College of Education

Primary Advisor

Professor Lindsay Woods


Podcasting is an innovative technology medium that has impacted the world with its new ideas, perspectives, and connections between listeners and hosts. While this medium has grown exponentially in many spheres, it is relatively new in educational settings. This thesis seeks to determine whether educators are ready to implement podcast listening and producing in their classrooms. It also seeks to ascertain educators’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges of podcasting. A survey was conducted asking teachers and college students preparing to become teachers about their observations and understandings of podcast use in classrooms. The findings indicated that access to professional development to learn how to effectively implement podcasting correlates with a high likelihood of teachers willing to incorporate podcasts into their pedagogy.