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Associated events and conferences

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If you know of any events that members may be interested in, please put the details here....




6th & 7th July 2009

Brunel University, West London, UK


Your participation is invited for attendance at a two-day international mini-conference on eLearning 2.0. The conference explores the impact of Web 2.0 on Technology Enhanced Learning, including podcasting for pedagogic purposes, and involves keynote speeches and invited presentations.


Keynote speakers include:


Dr. Reynol Junco (author of "Connecting to the Net.Generation" and Associate Professor at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania)


John Connell (Education Strategist and Business Development Manager for Cisco Systems), and
Dr. Yair Levy (author of "Assessing the Value of E-Learning Systems" and Associate Professor of Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University).

The conference aims to explore the impact of Web 2.0 on Technology Enhanced Learning. Evolving technologies that impact on learning include web-based communities, hosted services, and applications such as social-networking sites (e.g Facebook, Twitter), video-sharing sites (e.g. YouTube), video and audio podcasting, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies (e.g. Delicious). The conference will consider the impact and potential exploitation of these technologies in an educational setting.


The aim is to:

- facilitate collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers

- explore the potential impact of Web 2.0 on technology enhanced learning

- spread good practice in the use of Web 2.0 and learning technology

- consider evolving pedagogical approaches using Web 2.0

- raise the profile of research in learning technology


Attendance is by invitation only. There is a maximum participation of 50 attendees. Potential participants should RSVP as soon as possible.

Attendance is free of charge, and coffee and lunch will be provided.


* Presentations:

Participants who wish to give presentations should submit an abstract of no more than 200 words indicating their subject of interest.


* Important Dates:

RSVP attendance: immediate

Submission of abstract of presentation: 15 May 2009 or later by special arrangement


* Conference Location:

Brunel Business School, Brunel University, West London, UK Brunel University is in Uxbridge on the western edge of London. Uxbridge is in a prime location for reaching the transport network that embraces London and South-east England. It is a short drive from the M4, M40 and M25 and has the added benefit of being on the edge of the London Underground network. It is about a 25-minute drive or bus ride from London's Heathrow airport.


* Contact and further information:

Queries and presentation abstracts should be emailed to Chris Evans (chris.evans@brunel.ac.uk) with "elearning 2.0" in the subject line.


You can get further details and register your participation via our Ning site:




Professional Development opportunity via and about e-learning - starting 9th March


Beyond Walls - Institutional Podcasting - 3rd April


An opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the growth and expansion of institutional audio-visual work with experts from the field of multimedia and educational video. Come and hear regular podcasting experts,the work of STEEPLE http://steeple.oucs.ox.ac.uk, a JISC funded collaboration to innovate and disseminate from experience, and OPEN CAST, an international collaboration providing tools for improving efficiency in media production and publishing.


Expert presenters include:


  • Peter Scott, KMi Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
  • Nigel Warburton - www.philosophybites.com
  • Bjoern Hassler, Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies,University of Cambridge
  • Peter Robinson, Learning Technologies Group , Oxford University
  • Ben Hawkridge, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University


Session topics include:

  • "New Channels to New Learners: Podcasting and the Open University on iTunesU"
  • "Podcasting Philosophy Bytes"
  • "Can you hear me now ? How to get your videos into UK secondary education"
  • "The challenges and opportunities in podcasting at a research university"



Location: Said Business School, Oxford. Next to the train station.

Booking is now open and for more details see





TASI - Audio Production Workshop: Recording Lectures, Seminars, Interviews and Podcasts - 3rd April




This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to record and produce recordings of spoken word audio, with specific emphasis being placed upon the recording of lectures, interviews, seminars and events. You will learn the basic concepts of recording technologies and through practical exercises you will learn how to confidently apply these into a practical situation. The workshop will also introduce ideas for delivering your new media, be it through podcasting for example, and managing your digital recordings.




This workshop is for those with an interest in producing audio resources along with staff embarking on recording projects, and non-technical staff who wish to gain knowledge in order to oversee recording projects. The workshop assumes no previous knowledge of recording systems or audio theory although some basic IT understanding is desired as the workshop will go into some technical depth.




* Basic principles of digital audio and terminology

* Introduction and set up of basic recording systems

* Troubleshoot basic common technical issues

* Digital audio capture

* Production techniques

* Basic software editing functions

* Delivery of media

* Creation of 'podcast ready' material

* Creating simple technical metadata records


Date: April 3rd 10am - 4:30pm

Location: Bristol

Further info: http://www.tasi.ac.uk/training

Contact: info@tasi.ac.uk (0117) 2314447



Past Events....



Sheffield Ed Pod workshop

Andrew Middleton (SHU) and Graham McElearney (UoS) are planning a 1 day Educational Podcasting workshop for ALT-C for the autumn that will take place in Sheffield. More info to follow or contact: a.j.middleton@shu.ac.uk




Podcasting workshop for Netskills at Edinburgh University on September 3rd.


Further details are available at:



MEDEV Subject centre for medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine workshop

Title: All you ever wanted to know about podcasts: an evidence based approach

Date: Tuesday 8th July 2008

Venue: University of Leeds


There is no charge for this workshop but places are limited to 20 delegates on a first come first served basis. For further information and to book a place please go to http://www.medev.ac.uk/show_workshop_page_public?entry_id=125





Podcasting  workshop




23 June 2008 Friends Meeting House, opposite Euston stationAlready repeated 3 times, this is a hands on, practical workshop (max 15) on how to create and upload podcasts run by Rachel Salaman, Audio for the Web and Martin Bazley, E-Learning Group.


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