Pre-Conference Workshop M1
Podcasts - The Power of the Spoken Word
Date Wednesday, Nov 27 Time – Room Queen Price: 90.00 € Status: fully booked
Blaneth Mc Sharry
CELT, NUI Galway, Ireland
Blaneth McSharry has worked as a Learning Technologist, Multimedia Developer and Trainer in higher education for the past several years, with experience also in graphical design and marketing. She has been the primary developer in the "All Aboard" project and the originator of their popular 'Metro Map' approach to developing digital skills and confidence. She has produced extensive multimedia materials, designed both for individual and group study, and has initiated and supported several digital badging implementations, establishing international contacts and relationships in this rapidly growing area. She has designed and facilitated workshops and training sessions, and integrated a range of technology solutions into educational contexts. Over the past three years, she has co-ordinated the Digital Champions initiative, a staff-student partnership on campus which aims to increase the digital confidence of staff and students.
We often underestimate the impact of the spoken word. Interviews, conversations, and carefully crafted documentaries are just some of the formats popular in the educational application of digital audio. Podcasts are effectively on-demand radio shows, and we can learn much about what makes a compelling and effective programme from our experience of radio.
In this Workshop, participants will learn how to find and subscribe to podcasts; plan a podcast; explore the technologies to record and edit a podcast; and produce and publish their own short programme.
- Overview and case studies
- Finding and subscribing to podcasts
- Planning a programme
- Exploring the technology
- Recording, editing, and publishing your own podcast
At the end of the Workshop, participants will have learned how to
- Search, download and subscribe to podcasts
- Connect and set up microphones, apps or other software
- Make a podcast, including editing different components together
Participants will be provided with a series of use cases of podcasts in higher education. They will also be provided with access to an openly licensed lesson on podcasts that covers all the topics of the Workshop and can used afterwards for reference.
Nearer to the date, registered participants will be provided with current tools and apps.
Who will benefit most?
Anyone interested in the topic, but the case studies are of particular interest to those working in Higher Education.