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on technology-supported learning and training

Berlin, November 23 — 25, 2022


Pre-Conference Workshops

Voices, Sounds and Stories. Podcasting for Online Education, Research and Science Communication

Date Wednesday, Dec 1  Time   –    Room Tiergarten

Workshop leader

OEB speaker Maria Conterno

Maria Conterno

Sound Engineer, Kaleidacoustics

Podcasts are really having a moment in the world of journalism and communication. We feel that education and research have not fully exploited the power of audio storytelling yet. Based on our experience and research on podcasting for online education and science communication, we will guide you through the full process of designing, recording, editing and sharing a podcast.


This is a hands-on workshop. In the first part (1h and 15 minutes), after an introduction to the basic of podcasting, illustrated by some case studies of podcasts used in education, research, and science communication, we will do some exercises on active listening, interviewing, recording and editing. In the second part of the workshop (1h and 15 minutes), the participants will work at their own podcast, recording and editing interviews to other participants at the conference. We will conclude by listening together and giving feedback to the audio pieces produced.


In this workshop you will learn how to design, make, and publish a podcast:
-    podcast design (looking at different podcast formats in education, research and science communication)
-    audio storytelling
-    good recording practices
-    audio editing and finalising

By the end of the workshop, you will have produced your first own audio piece: it will be a lot of fun!


Anyone interested in using podcasts in education, research, and science communication.

Please note: Participants should bring their own laptop and headphones to edit their podcast, as well as their smartphone (or a recording device) to record audio files. They should also be able to transfer files from the smartphone to their personal laptop. We kindly request participants to download a free audio editing software, Audacity ( on their laptop ahead of the workshop.

As seats are limited, Pre-Conference Workshops require prior registration.