The ‘Great Sussex Podblast’ was an event created and facilitated by Pete Sparkes, George Robinson and Tab Betts from Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at the University of Sussex. A ‘Podblast’ is our spin on the “book-sprint” format, which traditionally involves a group of people working intensively as a team over a short period of time to create a book; only this time, participants would be tasked with producing a series of podcast episodes instead of book chapters.
The event formed part of the university’s’ Digital Discovery Week; a programme of free sessions designed to the develop the digital skills of staff and students, coordinated by TEL and the Library. The Podblast was pitched to appeal to participants of mixed ability and experience of podcasting. In the space of an afternoon, the TEL facilitators coordinated and trained a group of 13 members of staff and students to plan, present, record, edit and publish a total of 7 podcast episodes to form a series on the theme of digital discovery.
The purpose of the podblast was to unburden the barriers of entry and complexity of podcasting; to demonstrate that it is a format that can be quickly and cheaply made without having to sacrifice quality. It provided opportunity for participants to develop a range of soft and hard skills from communication, team-work and presentation skills, through to practical use of audio recording equipment and editing software.
The format has potential for a range of applications across Higher Education; from a student-centred teaching and learning format, university outreach activities or research dissemination. During this webinar, we will share with you our approach to hosting a ‘Podblast’ and reveal the challenges and successes which we experienced along the way.
Really sorry that the session I was supposed to chair had to be cancelled. I hope that the issues with Collaborate can be sorted out in time for the next session.
I’ve heard from the organisers that the speakers will prepare a video of their presentation and it will be posted here when it’s ready.
Thanks Christopher – shall look out for the video. Was particularly looking forward to this one!
Hi Chris and Glen, the recording of our presentation is now available via the following link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gp6BJSZ-jrpUNQ_K71m5JBoBTC-TNqfT/view?usp=sharing
We’ve had to switch to Collaborate Classic the new link to join the session is https://sas.elluminate.com/site/internal/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=7565&loginid=125302&username=ALT&password=M.1C66D1F7C876B910E99DA820344947
Hi Martin, thanks for sending the new link. I have downloaded the .collab file but i’m unable to open it. Do I need to download something else for this to work?
there should be an option to install the launcher required for the old version of collaborate https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/v12/Administrator/The_Blackboard_Collaborate_Launcher (link for launcher should be in the window when you try and access the session)
Having the same problem – can see no options anywhere to download or install a launcher, and in any case, on campus we can’t install anything without hassling our IT Services team for about half a day… I sort of thought this was all going to be in-browser 🙁
Sorry Martin, we can’t find any way of downloading it via the link or instructions provided. At the moment we are considering screen recording the session and then sharing it online.
The recording of our presentation is now available online https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gp6BJSZ-jrpUNQ_K71m5JBoBTC-TNqfT/view
Sorry @gmcampey missed this during the day – after this session we were able to revert to our original plan of Collaborate Ultra which is browser based (no plugins). I hope you got a chance to see some sessions today, if not hope you can join us tomorrow when hopefully we won’t experience the say technical issues
Martin … new link has ALT as user name … could that be causing “User already in session” error that I’m seeing?