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It seems that we are traveling at the speed of light with technological advances occurring every day. Young people are becoming more and more plugged-in, attached and integrated with technology. This is one of the many reasons why the Agricultural Communication Oral History Project includes not only valuable documents, audio/video content and transcriptions but also a series of podcasts that agricultural communication teachers can use in the courses.
Most agricultural communication programs offer courses that include historical perspectives about agricultural communication, journalism, advertising and so on. However, very little historical content is available.These oral history podcasts provide interesting content that focuses on the past, present and future of agricultural communication, as it relates to academics as well as professional practice. Students can learn about challenges and changes to farm publishing, broadcasting, radio, marketing, advertising and much more by downloading and listening to these oral histories.
Following are some ideas you can use to integrate these podcasts into your teaching program:
If you would like some more ideas for how to use these and other resources in the ACDC, take a look at our Personal Search Help page.
Click here for a pdf of a sample class exercise