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Rhetorical Roots and Media Future:

How Podcasting Fits into the Computers and Writing Classroom


Episode 2: Review of the Literature on Podcasting in the Writing Classroom


In this episode, I explore some of the literature on podcasting in the writing classroom, focusing on some advantages researchers have found with podcasting: higher achievements, student support and enthusiasm, time- and location-shifts, student opinions, community building and classroom experience. Further literature discussion is available, in a more traditional academic style, on the webtext.


Barnes, Nora Ganim, & Mattson, Eric. (n.d.). Still setting the pace in social media: The first longitudinal study of usage by the largest US charities. Center for Marketing Research. Retrieved from

Barnes, Nora Ganim, & Mattson, Eric. (n.d.).  The Fortune 500 and Social Media: A Longitudinal Study of Blogging and Twitter Usage by America’s Largest Companies. Center for Marketing Research. Retrieved from:

Huntsberger, Michael, & Stavitsky, Alan. (2007). The new “podagogy”: Incorporating podcasting into journalism education. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 61(4), 397–410.

Krause, Steven D. (2006, Fall). Broadcast composition: Using audio files and podcasts in an online writing course. Computers and Composition Online [Special issue: Sound in/as compositional space]. Retrieved November 14, 2009, from

Lemke, Jay L. (2004). Metamedia literacy: Transforming meanings and media. In Carolyn Handa (Ed.), Visual rhetoric in a digital world: A critical sourcebook (pp. 71-93). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Lunsford, Andrea A. (2007). Writing matters: rhetoric in public and private lives. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

McKinney, Dani; Dyck, Jennifer L.; & Luber, Elise S. (2009). iTunes university and the classroom: Can podcasts replace professors? Computers & Education, (52), 617–623.

Shankar, Tara Rosenberger. (2006). Speaking on the record: A theory of composition. Computers and Composition 23(3) [Special issue: Sound in/as compositional space], 374–393.

Tynan, Belinda, & Colbran, Stephen. (2006). Podcasting, student learning and expectations. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Ascilite Conference: Who’s learning? Whose technology?, Australia, 825–832.

Walch, Rob, & Lafferty, Mur. (2006). Tricks of the podcasting masters. Toronto: Que.

Warnick, Barbara. (2005). Looking to the future: Electronic texts and the deepening interface. Technical Communication Quarterly 14(3), 327–333.