Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges


Mimi Leonard

Author Bio(s)

Mimi (mē-mē) Leonard (len-êrd) is an English doctoral student at Old Dominion University and teaches developmental studies at Wytheville (with-vil) Community College. Her research interests include adult multiple intelligences, oral communication, and teaching technologies.


In 2005, Wytheville Community College developed a Quality Enhancement Plan to emphasize student speaking and listening competencies. This article suggests that podcasting is a promising instructional technique to build oral skills and to enliven teaching and learning.