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 Programme for the PPP Special Interest Group

 University of Hertfordshire, 17th April 2008

 Venue:  Room E350

 

9:30 for 10                 Coffee

 

10-10:30                    Steering group issues - Jethro Newton

 

10:30 – 11-15            Themed Examples of Podcasting and Discussion                                   

Led by Andrew Middleton (A.J.Middleton@shu.ac.uk) and Alan Hilliard (a.p.hilliard@herts.ac.uk)

This session is intended to answer the question "What do we mean by educational podcasting?" and will begin with a demonstration of examples from UK further and higher education. A definition and common themes will be proposed to inform the discussion that follows, activities throughout the day, and perhaps ongoing work within the network.

 

11-15 -11:30              Coffee

 

11:30 - 12:30             Podcasting – Experiences and findings from the IMPALA project - Dr Palitha Edirisingha,  University of Leicester.

 

Podcasting is a new technology that is increasingly capturing the attention and imagination of practitioners from all areas of education. Wider penetration of broadband internet access, freely available software on the internet to create digital sound and video files, and increased ownership of MP3 players all work in favour of the popularity of podcasts. However, research into students' experience of podcasting is understandably in its very early stages. This presentation reports a range of empirically-based pedagogical approaches to using podcasting, and an easy-to-use research-to-practice design model for developing podcasting in Higher Education. The presentation is based on a HEA-funded UK national study called Informal Mobile Podcasting And Learning Adaptation (IMPALA, www.impala.ac.uk).

 

Palitha is a Lecturer in E-Learning at the Beyond Distance Research Alliance (University of Leicester, UK). He co-investigates IMPALA (HEA-funded), IMPALA 2 (JISC and GEES Subject Centre funded) and IMPALA 3 and 4 (GENIE CETL funded); and the WoLF and MOOSE projects (JISC funded). Palitha's research interests include the role of emerging learning technologies (mobile, social web services and tools) for: facilitating informal learning within academic contexts; creating social capital amongst students to support formal learning; and addressing development issues.

 

 

12:30                         Lunch

 

 

1:30 - 3:30                Parallel workshop sessions (each 45 minutes run twice)

 

 

                                    Workshop 1   Curriculum design and an academics view of podcasting - facilitated by Andy Ramsden (ar312@bath.ac.uk)

 

This workshop will be based around small group activities where we will identify the appropriate use of podcasting within the curriculum design.  

The activities will be based around a couple of authentic scenarios including a face to face course and a distance learning example. The activity will require that small groups start to develop a learning design brief on effectively embedding podcasts in these teaching and learning scenarios. The following link illustrates the end point of the discussion, http://www.handheldlearning.co.uk/content/view/22/60/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 Workshop 2   'THE PODCAST CHALLENGE'  Practical podcasting - from start to finish - facilitated by Alan

                                            Carr (ACarr@midchesh.ac.uk)  and Alan Hilliard (a.p.hilliard@herts.ac.uk)

                                 

(think about it - record it - publish it - listen to it - in 45mins)

 

Delegates in this session will observe a podcast being recorded.  Different options for recording and editing audio will be covered and a number of educational examples will be featured and discussed. The recorded podcast will be uploaded to a web host as a true podcast, with the main features explained, and also to a VLE as a standalone mp3. A FREE podcast resource CD will be provided to all delegates.

 

 

                Workshop 3   Podcasting research - facilitated by Carol Comer (c.comer@chester.ac.uk)

This workshop provides an opportunity for researchers and aspiring researchers to share their experiences and findings, and to identify untapped areas of research relating to podcasting and to hand-held technologies more generally. Participants are encouraged to discuss methodological issues and challenges, and topics such as sources of funding and opportunities for undertaking collaborative research. Other topics which may be of interest include the development of a SIG database of research and researchers. 

 

 

3:30 - 4:00     Panel session

                        This session provides an opportunity for an open discussion centred around the various perspectives that can be brought to bear on the use of podcasting for enhancing the student experience and enhancing academic practice. How does ‘the academic’, ‘the student’, ‘learning technologist’, and ‘the educational developer’ view podcasting? Does it enhance the student experience? What areas of academic practice is it most applicable to? How can staff be best supported in the use of podcasting? And what is the future of educational podcasting?  

                                    Coffee will be available during the session.

 

4:00                End

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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