Developing assessment practice and using podcasting

Assessment practice: podcasting

Assessment is an area of practice that needs to evolve to best meet the needs of our students. Across the sector, there is a trend to use approaches that are familiar to, and appreciated by, a wide audience and include more contemporary writing styles, group-working and alternative forms of communication.

Podcasts are a fantastic tool for community engagement activities and knowledge transfer. Here at Leeds and elsewhere, colleagues have been using podcasting tools for student projects, authentic assessment, to boost engagement in research and to create impact.  

Student podcasts for creative assessment – Bryan Matthews: Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies & Maria Seijo Richart: International PhD in English Philology (Film Adaptation)


Our workshop, ‘Podcasting as a tool for educational and cultural change’ is an opportunity for you to learn how to incorporate podcasting into your teaching and research practice. Throughout the workshop, we will work with practical examples of academic podcasts, learning tasks, assessment criteria and tools. The session will be interactive and include breakout activities. There will be a 15-minute break in the middle and time for questions and support at the end.    

The workshop will take place on:

  • Thursday 15 July 2021, 9.30am-12.30pm

Book your place on our Course Catalogue

The session will be facilitated Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Principal Teaching Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, Dr Aline Gaus, Academic Development Consultant, OD&PL and Beth Snowden, Digital Academic Practice Advisor, OD&PL.

Would you like to see more examples of how colleagues at Leeds have integrated podcasting into their teaching and assessment? You can now explore this Wakelet curated by Beth Snowden, which is packed with case studies and resources around podcasting for education.

New resources to support assessment 

We have added more resources to the new assessment and feedback practice page on our website that you can use to develop and enhance your practice. The new resources include guidance to implementing inclusive marking and the University’s ‘principles of inclusive online assessment’.

Exploring case studies and sharing practice

Want to explore what colleagues are doing in this and other areas of practice? Visit the TIPS Blog and join the TIPS Community MS Teams channel to find articles and videos created by colleagues showcasing their excellent practice in teaching and learning. You can focus your search on assessment using the search box.