What is a podcast? A podcast is an audio file, often made available on the Internet or for download on mobile devices. Podcasts may be stand-alone or may be part of a series.
Why a podcast? Podcasts provide a way to present a new medium into the learning process in a different format – auditory. Podcasts provide unique and educational content to students with voices other than the professor’s voice (get enough of that in lectures, huh?).
What is a reflection? A reflection paper is not meant to be a time for students to vent, complain, or simply detail what they heard in the podcast or what they read. A reflection should be about sharing your experience in listening to and reading the story(ies), and about sharing any discoveries. A reflection should help the student apply concepts learned in the course and show what students are learning. A reflection is not merely a summary of what you hear and read, but rather a piece of critical writing to present your own thoughts and ideas that can include explanations or suggestions.
Students will complete a critical reflection on the podcast and reading(s) assigned. Students must prepare the reflection with quality writing; content should flow and be appropriate for the assignment. You are allowed to cite other published sources as a way of supporting the thesis of your critical reflection.
(Tips for writing a reflection – http://study.com/academy/lesson/how-to-write-a-reflection-paper.html (Links to an external site.))
Student’s first and last nameDateTitle of the podcast and reading(s)
1-2 pages in lengths (not including title page)
Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font
Microsoft Word file (do not use Google docs), spell check, review for grammatical errors, and proofread before submission
Use APA format when citing sources
Submit in Canvas
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/504462924?storyId=504462924 (Links to an external site.)
Click here (Links to an external site.)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOverall evaluation
10.0 to >7.0 pts
Content is very good to excellent. Information is completely relevant. Journal entry reflects the assignment as instructed, completely and thoroughly. There are no spelling or grammatical errors. Assignment is submitted on time, as instructed.
7.0 to >4.0 pts
Content is good to very good. Information is mostly relevant. Journal entry may reflect requested assignment. Spelling errors are common, sentence structure is poor, and assignment may not be submitted on time, as instructed.
4.0 to >0 pts
Content is weak. Information is not relevant. Journal entry does not reflect requested assignment. Spelling errors throughout, grammar errors throughout, assignment is submitted far too late for proper grade consideration.
Total Points: 10.0