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Powering on with podcasting

Powering on with podcasting



A report on my 'SkillSoup' podcasting project at the Australian National University. It demonstrates the power of podcasting in connecting students and staff alike.

A report on my 'SkillSoup' podcasting project at the Australian National University. It demonstrates the power of podcasting in connecting students and staff alike.



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    • Megan Poore Academic Skills and Learning Centre Australian National University [email_address] academicskills.anu.edu.au/podcasts/skillsoup.php learningfutures.anu.edu.au
      • Coverage
      • Web 2.0 and the ‘Digital Natives’
      • What is podcasting?
      • SkillSoup: our aims
      • SkillSoup: what’s in it?
      • Highlights
      • Web 2.0
      • Social networking
      • Wikis
      • MySpace, Facebook
      • Blogs
      • Podcasting
      • It’s all about participation and communication
      • ‘ Digital Natives’ (Prensky)
      • Parallel process and multi-task
      • Have ‘hypertext minds’
      • Have always had Web 2.0 at home
      • Have little patience for step-by-step logic (or reasoning?)
      • ‘ Digital Natives’ (Prensky)
      • Some evidence that their brain structures are different …
      • I’m a bit sceptical …
      • ‘ Digital Immigrants’ Prensky)
      • Speak with an ‘accent’ – or a different language entirely!
      • Misunderstand the new ways in which Digital Natives learn
      • Our education system was not designed to teach them
      • Digital Natives on campus
      • They’ll be here in 5 years (or less!)
      • Are we ready?
      • What is this ‘soup’?
      • Academic skills’ core business is teaching students to be better learners
      • SkillSoup is about learning how to learn
      • What is this ‘soup’?
      • Interviews with ANU staff and students
      • All levels: undergrad, Hons, grad
      • Across cognate areas (Arts, Law, Science, Engineering, Economics …)
      • SkillSoup’s aims
      • Access : to ASLC, ANU resources and staff
      • Relevance : to Digital Natives
      • Extension : range and type of resources and services
      • Community : collective purpose at ANU, overcoming isolation
      • SkillSoup: in the bowl ...
      • SkillSoup Radio
        • Feature interview
        • TipMeister skills tip
        • Report from the Head
        • Vox pops
        • Music segues
        • ‘ Meg and Daz’
      • SkillSoup: in the bowl ...
      • Extended interviews
        • ANU staff and students
      • Skills tips
        • ASLC staff
      • Highlights
      • The ‘human factor’
        • “ You have put the human element back into the digital age, where electronic delivery of teaching was removing human interaction”
        • - David Ellis, Earth Sciences, ANU
      • Highlights
      • Hooking into people’s experience and knowledge
      • You can’t get this stuff in a handout
      • New things in new ways?
      • Highlights
      • SkillSoup gives a different type of coverage
      • The ‘hows’ and ‘whys,’ not just the ‘whats’
      • Highlights
      • Lecturers become more aware of their own assumptions
        • “ I found myself almost targeting these people and trying to convince them that [uni] is not too scary”
        • - Kristen Pammer, Psych, ANU
      • Highlights
      • We act as myth busters
      • Less intimidating than approaching a lecturer
      • Sense of community
      • Highlights
      • Learning how to learn for the Digital Natives, especially in terms of:
        • Validation, evaluation, analysis, critique, synthesis, interpretation, reasoning, comparison, assessment
      • Highlights
      • International recognition!
      • Best Overall Educational Podcast (Higher ed category)
      • Fordham University, Podcast for Teachers
      • Yay!
      • Benefits for ...
      • Vision-impaired, self-paced learners
      • Part-time students, students not coming on campus
      • Potential overseas students, school students, parents, family
      • ‘ Outliers’ who would not otherwise use the ASLC
      • Who’s listening?
      • Statcounters on all downloads
      • It is the most-visited area of the ASLC website (barring referencing)
      • Who’s listening?
      • 37% of Australian listeners come from outside the ANU.
      • 19% come from overseas: Lithuania, USA, Uganda, Chile, Spain, Yemen, Thailand, Japan, UK, Korea, India, France, China …
      • iTunes, EPN Web, PodShow, Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle, Podcasting News, Pod-Planet, SuperUser, Wordpress, E-Blogger
      • The next big access issue ...
      • Being able to speak to the Digital Natives in their own language, regardless of accent.
    • Learning Futures http://learningfutures.anu.edu.au/ SkillSoup radio http://academicskills.anu.edu.au/podcasts/skillsoup_radio.php SkillSoup feature interviews http://academicskills.anu.edu.au/podcasts/interviews/ interview_downloads.php SkillSoup skills tips http://academicskills.anu.edu.au/podcasts/tips/ tips_downloads.php