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CAES2004: Communication and Community Engagement through Podcasting

This unique course offers students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in producing a podcast. Students in this course will propose a podcast and/or podcast themes for established or emerging podcasts. The course involves practicing and developing the communicative, technical and logistical skills required in the conceptualization and production of a podcast. It enables students to build an audience around their content and engage with their podcast community. The course draws upon digital communication skills of HKU students in its delivery through integration with the digital literacy effort at CAES.

The objective of this course is to give students the opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand the production of a podcast. Through this course students will gain hands-on skills and practical experience to produce a compelling podcast as they plan, organize, write, record and edit content. Students will learn how to cultivate their own unique voice as the host of their own podcast show/episode and receive individualized feedback to help them progress from the first stage of planning to the final stage of publishing content. Thus, the course will allow students to develop the oral, technical and digital literacies to enable them to become more effective communicators.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify topics and develop quality podcast content related to broad global issues or the more local HKU-wide community experience;
     

  2. Work in a team to organize the production of a podcast including conducting research on selected topic, identifying and liaising with guests, managing multiple aspects of capturing a podcast, and attending to other organizational details required for podcast production;
     

  3. Generate genre-appropriate spoken texts for the interview or dialogue-based podcast format using techniques such as interviewing and storytelling through appropriate vocal techniques;
     

  4. Use hardware and software tools to capture and edit digital media and to publish and promote a podcast;
     

  5. Reflect upon and critically evaluate their own and peers’ communication skills and productions.

Assessment Tasks

  1. Production Pitch (group and individual components);
     

  2. Podcast Production (group and individual components); and
     

  3. Ongoing Reflective Journal.

Recent Semesters Offered

  • 2023-2024 Semester 2

  • 2023-2024 Semester 1

  • 2022-2023 Semester 2

ROOM BOOKING

Studio

80 Minutes

CRT-6.67

In Class Time

Studio

50 Minutes

CRT-6.67

Outside Class Time, AI Computer

Studio

50 Minutes

Remote

AI Computer

MMC1

80 Minutes

CRT-6.31

In Class Time

Studio

110 Minutes

CRT-6.67

Outside Class Time

MMC2

80 Minutes

CRT-6.32

In Class Time

Studio

170 Minutes

CRT-6.67

Outside Class Time

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