Podcasting in education is becoming more and more prevalent. It is something that if used right can be extremely helpful. Podcasts can be used as a review for students after listening to a lecture or if a student has to miss class for any reason then they can at least get the highlights of the class. It is easier to take notes off of podcasts also because you can stop and start it multiple times to make sure the your notes are thorough. Podcasts also make online classes possible which in my case and in the case of many students is extremely helpful. If you do not live near a school but still want to take classes there you can take them online and use podcasts to listen to the lectures or any other comments that the teacher has for you. It is also helpful for students to be able to hear the teachers voice in order to personalize the message.
Podcasts are also great for students who learn better my hearing the lecture rather than reading it. Some people are more verbal learners so being able to read the book or lecture and then listening to it would help it sink in better. It is also more beneficial to learning when a person can use different media to learn the lesson. The more a person goes over the material, whether it be reading, writing, listening, or watching, the more the student will learn it and it will go into long term me