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Ideas Group (U-V)

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Please develop any of the ideas here either by changing them or adding to them. If the ideas leave you asking questions... ask them! Leave your name and contact information at the bottom of the page so you can be added as a contributor please.
101 Title: Where Am I? or Podcast Paths
Site specific tours for any university building. Commentaries on iPods to orientate new students on campus, i.e. library, etc
Some questions: This is another example of how podcasting can be used during induction.
102 Title: Podcasts for Preparation, Projcast, Pod-project
A co-produced video podcasts intended to prepare final year students during the summer for their dissertations before they come back in September/October to start final year. The approach uses video diaries made by students, plus the lecturer explaining things.
Some questions: Is this another study skills idea or is it something more than that? It sounds as though the students draft out their ideas using audio or video and tutors offer feedback and guidance through similar media too?
103 Title: Digital digest
Compilation of the week's or month's questions from students to their lecturer in audio format, so that all students get to hear the queries and concerns of other students. This replaces similar practice found in some module's discussion boards.
Some questions: I am using this method too. It encourages a sense of supportive community,
104 Title: Talking Textbook
The talking/showing textbook model can work with any subject. Its purpose is to convey passion for the subject through the use of voices that is difficult to achieve in written texts. It also incorporates interviews with experts from industry and the professions, including alumni, and current students. The books benefit from being relatively quick to produce, making them more likely to be current.
Some questions: How long is each 'book'? How long do they take to produce?
105 Title: Who Am I?
Audio podcasts for jigsaw theory/stakeholders.
The individual student is often asked to work on theories and resources, reflecting on them in preparation for a 6 minute role playing exercise impersonating a stakeholder and the other students need to guess and evaluate based on criteria: performance, information, stakeholder's perspective.
Some questions: What does jigsaw mean in this context? What is the subject being studied? Do the podcasts present the role play or are they used to share the theory?
106 Title: Confession Booth
Students leave messages to each other expressing their feelings. This would be useful, for example, where 1st year students are looking for support from more experienced students. The Confession Booth may take the form of a booth on campus.
Some questions: If students are leaving questions in this way are those messages written down or recorded? Are the responses in audio format? Is this a pastoral or academic activity?
107 Title: Have I Got News for You
The lecturer produces a short segment referring to current affairs each week. Students need to consider different perspectives of the news or story and come together in order to analyse the situation, collaborating in small groups in a wiki or other collaborative space.
Some questions: Equally, I suppose students could be charged with scouring the news to present a current topic for discussion. Perhaps alternate groups of students could take responsibility for producing a weekly news item.
108 Title: Love It... I Hate It
Users can upload video or audio on a particular subject asking, "How do you feel about..?" Peers vote by selecting mood colours to show their feelings. Together the students create a library of thoughts/feelings on relevant subjects. It works like an FAQ for peer comparison and builds up as a profile of each user who submitted.
Some questions: When you say 'users' do you mean students?  I'm not sure how voting about feelings fits in with any discipline. Can you explain more about the educational value of this idea?
109 Title: A Piece of My Mind!
This approach involves a debating forum where the discussion topic is posted up and people submit their views. This provides an opportunity to listen to the views of others and to motivate listeners into taking one side or the other of the proposed motion. The benefits include giving contributors the opportunity to research and articulate their position, but in a safe asynchronous context.
Some questions: There are two mains methods for using podcasts to run debates. The first is the recording of a synchronous debate and the second is by the submission of separate proposition and challenging statements. Following the opening speeches you then need to decide where the main discussion and concluding elements take place. Whatever is decided, debating motions and podcasting can make for engaging audio. Having established the main positions, as is suggested here, there is an opportunity to send others away to research their own positions. The debate, therefore, can be equally led by academics in opposing corners, or by students.
110 Title: Hear Me Now!
SEN (???) learner uses assistive technology to create a broadcast by recording an audio commentary and mixing with music. The model allows SEN learners to communicate with their peers in a safe environment. Peer rating. Subscription. (???)

Some questions: I am assuming SEN means Special Educational Needs? I couldn't make out this idea when I was transcribing. Can you flesh it out please? 


161 Title: Rent-a-room

Students talk about the pitfalls of renting: what to look out for. University staff talk about Halls of Residence and managing your life. The podcast provides incoming students with first hand knowledge about what to expect.

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162 Title: Student Learning Contract

Designed to empower students and encourage ownership of their learning, students make statements about themselves, e.g. Who am I? My work ethos; this is what I am about, how I will contribute to my learning; preferred contact details and preferred method of contact; etc.

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164 Title: How I Met My Learning Contract

Students reflect on what they set out to do and how well they have succeeded in what they set out to do. This may work in tandem with idea 162 'Student Learning Contract.'

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165 Title: Shared Experiences

Students record a piece on '"how I went about my learning" which is shared with others.

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166 Title: Extended Classroom

Students pick up where class left off...

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