Getting Started with Podcasting: SNHU Joins the Movement

Concurrent Session 9

Brief Abstract

In this session, we discuss the benefits of podcasting for professional development, ideation, and innovation in higher education. We also share information about Southern New Hampshire University's journey into podcasting both in our College of Online and Continuing Education and Sandbox ColLABorative, our lab of strategy and innovation. 


Brian oversees the direction and research agenda of Sandbox, which includes strategic initiatives for the university as a whole and coverage of education technology and market trends. Prior to joining Sandbox, Brian was a Principal Consultant at Tyton Partners, a strategy consulting firm focused on education and human capital management markets, and a Senior Analyst at Eduventures, a Boston-based research firm supporting the higher education community

Additional Authors

Alexis Morton is the Manager of Faculty Training & Development at Southern New Hampshire University's College of Online and Continuing Education. Alexis has over 20 years of experience in education, most recently focused on program coordination, training, and staff development. She combines this with her passion to help others better understand educational technology and ways to effectively implement training and professional development for online faculty. Under her direction, SNHU has successfully on-boarded nearly 1,200 new faculty members for the College of Online and Continuing Education over the course of the last academic year.

Extended Abstract

Podcasting is radio for a digital age. More than an emerging form of media, however, it is also a movement gaining momentum. In higher education, podcasts are a powerful platform for ideation and innovation. Faculty and administrators use them for professional development, networking, and sharing strategies and best practices. Southern New Hampshire University is currently using podcasts across various areas of our institition, including in our College of Online and Continuing Education and the Sandbox ColLABorative, our lab of strategy and innovation. In this session, we share insights about our podcasting efforts as well as research we conducted early on about the spread of podcasting in higher education and its application. We also offer tips and best practices for getting started with podcasting and share information about some of our favorite podcasts in higher education and beyond.