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This American Assignment: Podcasting in the Composition Classroom

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FYW students are often turned off by assignments that strike them as pointless. The presenter combats low buy-in by having students collaborate to produce podcasts presenting stories from their campus and regional communities for eventual publication via an online distribution platform. The project has resulted in a dramatic rise in engagement while helping students meet course outcomes. The presenter will describe the necessary software, play excerpts of student podcasts, and demonstrate the pedagogical value of the assignment.

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This American Assignment: Podcasting in the Composition Classroom

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FYW students are often turned off by assignments that strike them as pointless. The presenter combats low buy-in by having students collaborate to produce podcasts presenting stories from their campus and regional communities for eventual publication via an online distribution platform. The project has resulted in a dramatic rise in engagement while helping students meet course outcomes. The presenter will describe the necessary software, play excerpts of student podcasts, and demonstrate the pedagogical value of the assignment.