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From poster, publication, podium to podcast – Reader Response

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In Response to: From poster, publication, podium to podcast

Dear Editor,

Podcasting is the future in nursing education as the future workforce in nursing comes from the generation born the mid-1980s and early 2000s and they were born into technology, and it is fully embedded in all that they do on a daily basis. This age group has been described as having short attention spans and that makes podcasting a valuable tool in education (Sengupta, 2021).

Allowing students to create podcasts assists them in fortifying skills in research, writing, oratorical, time management and problem solving. The use of a podcast can empower the students’ voice to create and share information. Such teaching has demonstrated better learning and retention of the presented information (Agarwal & Bain, 2019). Today’s generation of nursing students have short attention spans and need to be stimulated to foster learning (Sengupta, 2021).

Today’s students spend considerable time “online” and are comfortable navigating the variety of presentations available. A podcast can be prepared quickly, with a concentrated subject all delivered in an entertaining manner fostering more participation and learning. The informal presentations are better received and understood compared to the long-standing presentations of self-study modules, articles, and classroom lectures (Sengupta, 2021).

Fostering a deep learning style is a method that is best suited to today’s students and will be beneficial in serving the quality of future nurses. For us old school nurses the opportunity to change with the time is now!

– Gean Swiatko-Klee MSN, ACRN, RDH, I-MHE®

References

Agarwal, P. K., & Bain, P. M. (2019). Powerful teaching: Unleash the science of learning. John Wiley & Sons.

Kharbach, M. (2023). Podcasting in Education

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