Podcasting Research

Project Title: A Report on the Feasibility of Podcasting as a Composing Technology

Context: This document was my  final project in RHET 3326 Technical Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Purpose: The primary purpose of this assignment is to practice being proactive in my writing education. The outcome was to demonstrate my learning of a digital technology I can use to write; to consider potential uses of the technology; and to consider the affordances and limitations of the technology for composing purposes.

Audience: The main audience for the document is myself: I am learning a composing technology (broadly defined) for myself.

Project Elements:

    1. Pitch
    2. Report [Final]

Development: I identified a composing technology I wanted to learn that could help me in my writing. Writing, or composing, for this project, could be broadly interpreted to include multiple modes and media: video/audio editing, podcasting, digital web platform (like a blog site or template-based website), or alphabetic text. For this assignment, I chose podcasting.

I researched postcasting by reading Podcasting for Dummies by Tee Morris and Chuck Tomasi, researched podcasting online. Per the remit of the assignment, I composed a memorandum that identified the technology I chose to explore and what I learned in the process of playing around with the technology.

Keywords: podcasting, composing