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Podcasting 1 hour event, 3-4pm, 26 April 2006, Room 3116, Eric Mensforth Building, City Campus.

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1 Podcasting 1 hour event, 3-4pm, 26 April 2006, Room 3116, Eric Mensforth Building, City Campus

2 Objectives A shared understanding of the concept and its potential for use in education, and Awareness of what is happening at SHU A podcast?

3 Introduction Andrew Middleton, SL, LTI My role in Academic Innovation: Horizon scanning Creative development Where emerging technologies meet learning, teaching and assessment Main on-going interests: audio, games, integration of media for LTA

4 What is Podcasting? Discussion

5 What is Podcasting? Distributed media – usually audio, but increasingly video, PDFs Accessible - Internet distributed, downloadable media (especially digital audio) Automatically delivered - Simple syndication technology (RSS + media enclosures) that allows interested parties to subscribe to published content ('feeds') from a particular supplier Managed by the user - aggregation software designed to gather feeds Time and location neutral – hence 'time shifting', 'space shifting', mobile, flexible learning Device neutral - media players, both software and hardware (eg iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp on the PC and MP3 players like iRivers, iPods, Creative Zens, etc) Related technologies include: Newsfeeds (web-based subscriptions to keep in touch) Vodcasts, Vlogs, Blogs, (Imcasts, Scrods)

6 Sources of podcasts Who makes the podcasts? Students will use podcasts developed by... Professional organisations Educational publishers Academic staff in SHU and beyond Peers and peer groups ('social podcasters') in SHU and beyond Other organisations and media (eg the BBC) In all cases podcasts can raise quality due to the currency of information sources and contribute to the authenticity of the educational experience.

7 Podcasting at SHU? Infrequent podcast for the last year or so about LTA New project to formalise that into regular bi-weekly podcast on LTA New LITS proposal for Podcasting SLA at SHU

8 Some examples General: BBC (Radio to Go) Education Technology EdTechTalk (www.edtechtalk.com) EdTech Crunch (www.edtechcruch.com) Stephen Downes' OLDaily (www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm)www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm Mine: Podcasting for LTA (https://staff.shu.ac.uk/lits/lti/lti_pod.asp)

9 Podcasts for LTA: Ideas Look at the list of ideas Select one each that might be useful to you In groups of 3 discuss your idea Each group select one idea to feedback

10 Further Info Educause (2006) '7 things you should know about... Podcasting' 5 Wikipedia: Introduction to podcasting from the BBC Podcasting for LTA - my blog:


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