Confused about the difference between a podcast, webinar and webchat? Find out more about the different digital experiences available on the SET website, giving you exclusive access to the latest news and information, member experiences, information and CPD opportunities.
A podcast is a recorded audio file you can download or stream via a digital device or MP3 player. Podcasts are pre-recorded and can be edited or recorded as live discussions – to put it simply, they are audio on-demand. Podcasts are a convenient way of consuming information on-the-go, whether you are travelling, working out, or you want to learn new things and be entertained without having to look at a screen.
Download and install Podcast Republic by searching for 'iTunes podcast' in the Play Store. When you select the episode you will be asked to 'Add Url' and click on 'Done', which will then take you to the audio. You can also use the app Podbean, which works in a similar way.
‘Webinar’ simply means ‘web seminar’; it is a live or on-demand meeting, taking place on the internet. It can be a discussion, lecture, conference, presentation, or demonstration. Participants can see documents (usually slides) and other applications via their computer. There will also be shared audio, so you can hear the presenter (and can also hear other participants, too, if it’s a discussion).
SET webinars are currently available on-demand, meaning that you can listen to it at your own convenience. Visit the SET website to find out about upcoming webinars. You may also be notified about upcoming or recently recorded webinars via email or social media alerts.
To join a SET webinar you need to:
A webchat is a live online-only event (no audio), which is hosted via social media or a dedicated online forum. Please note that SET webchats are different to our live chat service, which is a customer service providing membership enquiries support to SET members.
SET’s webchats are hosted on our Facebook SET Webchat group, via an event page. Live webchats enable participants to ask questions in real-time, with hosts responding with written interactions on each thread, adding links to relevant websites and signposting.
To join a live webchat you need to:
Watch the SET webinar recording with Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to get insights into experiences and opinions of FE professionals relating to sustainability.
In the latest episode from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) podcast, Paul Tully, Strategic Researcher at the ETF, is joined by training expert, Joanne Miles, to discuss how teacher research in the form of supported experiments can strengthen professionalism and raise standards in teaching and training.
Resilience. Recovery. Building back better. Reconnection and Re-engaging: These are common words in the current landscape of education and workplaces and was the topic of a recent SET Special Interest Group event I was invited to attend, writes Georgie Ford, Advanced Practitioner in Mental Health and Wellbeing at Weston College.