The Issue of Podcast Effectiveness in Higher EducationA Case Study of the University of Georgia

  • Tamar Gagoshidze Associated Professor, Grigol Robakidze University, School of Public Administration and Politics, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Tamar Tavkhelidze Assistant Lecturer, Grigol Robakidze University, Faculty of Business Administration, Tbilisi, Georgia
Keywords: Podcasts, podcasting, education, teaching, students, Georgia


The podcast, originating in 2001 in the U.S. and later expanding globally, challenges traditional media with its customizable content. Podcasts distinguish themselves by affording listeners the agency to curate content to their preferences, a departure from the prescriptive nature of conventional media. Comparable to having a bespoke show tailored to individual interests, podcasts have emerged as a sophisticated and customizable avenue for content consumption. This article explores the transformative role of podcasts in higher education in Georgia, investigating their developmental stages, diverse perspectives, and implications for the education system. With four main objectives, the research first examines divergent perspectives on podcast integration in higher education. It then presents qualitative and quantitative findings on podcast impact, focusing on comparative statistical research in Georgia and developed countries. Additionally, the study evaluates the effectiveness of podcasts as instructional tools and their contribution to the learning process. Lastly, it explores student preferences, seeking to understand why students favor podcasts over traditional courses and analyzing the implications of this shift. Revealing a prevalent interest among students, the study shows that they not only express interest but also independently integrate podcasts into their learning practices. The positive impact on student knowledge levels, as indicated by the survey, adds valuable insights to the evolving relationship between podcasts and education in Georgia.


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How to Cite
Gagoshidze, T., & Tavkhelidze, T. (2024). The Issue of Podcast Effectiveness in Higher EducationA Case Study of the University of Georgia. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 20(37), 169.