Podcasting as a Dissemination Method for a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership


  • David Bryant Naff Virginia Commonwealth University




Dissemination, Podcasting, Researcher-practitioner partnerships


Researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) present opportunities to conduct studies that support evidence-based decision-making for participating school divisions (Coburn, Penuel, & Geil, 2013). Doing this work effectively requires ongoing input from key stakeholders, attention to the local impact of the research, and targeted dissemination to audiences who can benefit from the findings (Tseng, 2012). Research dissemination methods typically include written reports, but constantly evolving media platforms show promise for sharing findings in engaging and innovative ways (Voithofer, 2005). This paper discusses the development and apparent impact of a podcast for a metropolitan RPP to disseminate research findings and other information pertinent to the priorities of partnering school divisions, with implications for broader conversations about exploring issues in public, PK-12 education.

Author Biography

David Bryant Naff, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium




How to Cite

Naff, D. B. (2020). Podcasting as a Dissemination Method for a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 16(13). https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2020v16n13a923