Podcast Research Project

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Podcast Research Project

Podcast Listeners and Informal Learning: Research Participants Wanted

This is the page for the research project Podcast Listeners and Informal Learning. The purpose of this research is to explore the role that podcasting has in the out-of-school learning of adults. Podcasting has experienced surprising growth in the last 15 years, and the main reason people give for listening to podcasts is “to learn new things.” The main research questions investigate how and what adults learn from their recreational use of podcasts and how this learning affects their lives.

We are currently looking for volunteers to be interviewed. The interview will take approximately 60 minutes and can be done via Zoom or in person. If you are a podcast listener and believe that you ‘learn new things’ when you listen, please consider participating. For participation you will receive a $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. 

Please click and read the permission form if you would like to participate or would like more information.


Thank you,

Dr. Christopher Shamburg, Principal Investigator 

Dr. Remberto Jimenez, Co-Investigator 

Dr. Veronica O'Neil, Co-Investigator 

Kristina Harb, Doctoral Student, Co-Investigator 

Juan Rodriguez, Doctoral Student, Co-Investigator