Using Podcast for Language and Culture Acquisition (2021 Faculty Showcase)
From Aaron Royer
Cae Joseph-Massena, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
In Spring 2021, with the support of members from the Life Team (Gemma Henderson and Amanda Valdespino) I developed a creative final project for my online FRE 203 course. I wanted to craft a final project that would be collaborative, serve as an alternative mode of assessment, and would tap into the creativity of the students. The Life Team and I developed a podcast assignment where students were able to explore different topics drawn from texts seen in class as well as their individual and collective experiences. They made connections between texts from medieval to contemporary literature and current topics such as structural racism. Overall, it was a very positive experience for both the students and the instructor.