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Two Podcasting Sessions at the Educause Southwest Regional Conferece 2007 January 4, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Jeff Frey, Podcast Instruction, Podcasting, University Podcasting.
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I’m excited to see that I’m not the only one talking about podcasting at our upcoming regional conference of Educause. Click here to go to the conference website. Two out of the 10 sessions in the track titled “Technology Tools and Infrastructure” are about podcasting. The popular topic of online learning is well represented with three sessions, two more are around libraries and digital archiving, and the rest are about virtualization, PDAs, and VoIP. What does this say to the direction of podcasting in education? Well, considering that last year’s conference didn’t have any sessions on podcasting, I’d say we’re headed in the right direction.

At this year’s conference, Stuart Glogoff, Sr. Consultant in the Learning Technologies Department at The University of Arizona, will be giving a talk entitled: “Campus Casting Call: Engaging Students and Faculty with Podcasting.”

He will be talking on how the Learning Technologies Center at The University of Arizona is leading a campus initiative that weaves podcasting into classroom and distance instruction. The melding of this new technology with the traditional classroom, online and hybrid instruction, and hands-on student experience brings more flexibility to instructors and a deeper learning experience to students.

UPDATE: See this post for more info on his presentation. 

My talk, “The Why and How of Podcasting,” will talk through some of the research that I’ve done on why colleges and universities podcast. Hopefully, this will spark some ideas in the minds of the attendees and they will find new answers as to why they should be podcasting. I also want them to go away understanding the step-by-step process of podcasting, and I plan to put together handout that list the technical requirements (hardware/software/audio/etc) of a podcaster/podcasting studio with specific setups for all budgets.

UPDATE: View my presentation here. 

Both sessions are on Thursday, February 22, 2007. Stuart will be speaking from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and my session is from 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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