TOAST EDU / Podcast Project for the CTL Created by Sam Fraulino


The TOAST EDU project is a development of a podcast for instructional and multimedia topics. Sam Fraulino from the Center for Teaching and Learning created a podcast for the purpose of sharing content and collaborating with faculty and staff across the Paradise Valley Community College campus. The goal for this project was to give an easy way of inspriing and discussing all things instructional and an easy convenience. Podcasts and subscription based media was a great way for the CTL and it's staff to connect and share skill sets to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

75% of the US population is familiar with the term “podcasting” so it was our goal to create a podcast that instructors and staff could relate to, but also connect with Sam for in depth conversations about everything instructional media and technology. The popularity of podcasts vs blogs have skyrocketed over the last few years. 55% (155 million) of the US population has listened to a podcast – up from 51% in 2019

Podcasting, previously known as "audioblogging", has its roots dating back to the 1980s. With the advent of broadband Internet access and portable digital audio playback devices such as the iPod, podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004.

Why Are Podcasts so Popular Now?

Podcasts are perfect for listening to information while multitasking. At they gym, while driving, even while out for a walk around campus. Also, podcasts are entertaining and a great way to connect with experts. Lastly, it's an easy subscription method, with many different forms or applications to deliver media to your mobile device or even while listening at your desktop.