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October 15, 2018 at 10:07 am #2907Sean KherajKeymaster
In what ways does podcasting challenge traditional forms of communication for historical scholarship, history education, and public history?October 17, 2018 at 11:39 pm #2912veronicapettaParticipant
Podcasting challenges traditional forms of communication for history in the sense that they re-work the notion of archival material. The article by Mél Hogan explains that podcasts shift the emphasis of traditional archives away from authenticity and authorization, and towards personal, experiential and collective (p. 204). When learning about history and archives the main message revolves around authenticity, but if something new is challenging that it also challenges the originality of history scholarship itself. Podcasts are also challenging history in the sense that they are essentially audio recordings. This mostly challenges history education because hypothetically if someone records their professor during a history lecture, they have the beginnings of a podcast. The professor would have organized their lecture based on an introduction to the topic, facts on the topic and a conclusion – that is essentially a podcast. Or on the other hand, if history podcasts are possibly being used as aids to study for exams or learn more about a specific subject, they could be seen as taking away from the roles and responsibilities of an academic institution.October 18, 2018 at 10:31 am #2913YuanParticipant
Podcasting is one of the ubiquitous tools used in digital technology platforms. It takes unique approaches for speakers to communicate with listeners. As the traditional archives were focusing on authenticity, authorization, podcasting is underlining the aspects of personal, experiential, and collective (Hogan, Mél, 2008, p. 204). From the reading about the different emphasis of podcasting in this week’s reading, I also found that podcasts are providing with more flexibility. For instance, for speakers to share information through various techniques of expression, which when recording, they can include different elements such as to comprise atmospheric sounds and techniques to present information about the past. Alternatively, to record podcasts in storytelling style. Besides, podcasting approach can increase the visibility for other historians and audiences that are interested in learning. It challenges the traditional archives that for a specific topic is sometimes hard to find information. Thus, visibility offers easier accessible information to audiences or learners.
I am enjoying listening to the podcast in Chinese that talks about the events that happened in the past. The name is called “YanJiangLu,” if it is translated directly to English, it would mean a “Presentation Log.” Unfortunately, it does not have an English version; however, I still wanted to include in this week’s forum that it relates to the history education aspect. The speaker in the podcast had converted history lectures, books into a storytelling type of expression, as well he was collecting other scholars perspectives within one podcast. As listeners of this podcast, I can gain multiple perspectives and meaningful information from one episode in “Presentation Log.”October 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm #2914Connor PantaleoParticipant
Podcasting has impacted the way we consume content on the internet. It’s direct impacts to history revolve around authenticity and proper permission of content used from a scholarly perspective. This uses for education is quite immense. Podcasts allow for more flexible ways of providing a series of lectures on a topic. In terms of public history podcasting is great because it is free. This allows for anyone one to use it, which makes it the perfect way for people to create works which may otherwise left unexplored.October 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm #2915sarahmolentParticipant
Podcasting has changed the way that history is interpreted. People are able to listen to a free podcast and gain information about certain topics. Rather then checking out or paying for a book, listeners are able to hear history anywhere. Due to its easy accessibility, one is able to search a podcast on spotify or other media platforms and listen to it on the go. Rather then reading a historical text, you are able to hear a summary within a matter of minutes. Podcasts have become a popular teaching tool for professors and teachers of all ages. Personally, podcasts are an easier way of portraying difficult topics within history and can be transcribed for those who are unable to listen to them.October 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm #2916elisagalloroParticipant
The creativity of a podcast challenges and defies the originality and historical sense of source material through a new media platform. One is able to comment and contest any source and essentially open a conversation about new meanings of historical education. I view podcasts as having a conversation about a topic rather than reciting an essay as an example. It is a media platform where personality, experience, and personal thoughts can be said, thought and reviewed by listeners in various parts of the world. this one of the many benefits of creating a podcast. very much like a radio, it is a portable way to listen to intriguing topics and commentary on something that interests you. The audio recording aspect of a podcast is also challenging the written part of what we know history to be. Instead of reading books or essays, a podcast offers audio. This is a fantastic option for those who are unable to read words on a page. The academic component of written source material is being challenged with the use of podcasts and with those who listen to them.October 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm #2917jordanhumbyParticipant
Pod casting changes and challenges traditional forms of communication for historical scholarship, history education, and public history through many ways. First they have an almost unlimited space so the way in which pod casts are stored, they also can give more marginalized voices a platform to share not only their story but new ways of thinking. Podcasts however much like a wiki page have the potential to give viewers and listeners misinformation and as they can not easily give sources this is one of the major issues surrounding the use of pod casts. Also pod casts allow information to reach a wider audience and should be utilized more with in historical education.October 19, 2018 at 9:14 am #2923Sean KherajKeymaster
Thanks for all of your forum responses this week. I really appreciate reading your thoughts on podcasts. And thanks, Annabella, for posting a podcast suggestion!
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