I have been thinking about podcasting lately. How can podcasting best be used in an educational setting. I have heard stories of professors who put podcasts of their lecture notes online and then their students never show up for class. I think that podcasting can and should be more than audio filing. The podcast should enhance or extend the classroom experience in some way. This can be done by posting a discussion idea in the form of a podcast. It might be a presentation of material not covered in the class. It could also serve as an assessment tool either created by the teacher or students. There are many uses for which a podcast can serve.