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Queens Professor Publishes Guide for Podcasting in the Classroom

01/12/09 -  

Dr. John A. McArthur, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, had an article published in the January 2009 issue of Communication Teacher. The article, Composing Podcasts: Engaging 'digital natives' in the communication classroom, serves a guide for educucators seeking to engage students with digital media in the classroom. The article includes step-by-step instructions for incorporating podcasts as writing assignments in class.

Dr. McArthur's research interests involve user-experience design, proxemics (the communicativity of space), and the role of technology and media design in society. His research includes studies of user-experience design as it relates to the creation of documents, speeches, and physical and virtual spaces. Dr. McArthur teaches a variety of courses at Queens including Public Relations, Layout & Design, and Business and Professional Writing.

Communication Teacher, one of the flagship journals of the National Communication Association (NCA), is a national peer-reviewed journal that promotes quality practices in the communication classroom across grade and institutional levels. More information about the journal can be found on its website:

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