PARTICIPANTS AT EDTECH 2006 watched me present "Sound Education in Practise" on the closing day of EdTech 2006 in Sligo, Ireland, last Friday. My presentation pulled content from Brian Greene, the Technolotics crew, Adam Curry, Conn O Muineachain, the Culture Sluts, Dermod Moore, Liam Burke, Declan, Dave Maher, Keith Gaughan, Tom Raftery, Black Lab, Steffen Coonan, Mark Hickey, Stacey Pyke, and Nicola Corboy. It's over at podcasting.ie and also linked here [19.1 MB MP3 file] because those Googling for it are dropping onto IrishEyes and acting a little confused. Production quality is a little weak because I produced the podcast in my hotel room in one pass with an anemic laptop. We'll remaster it and present the vidcast version during DIT's e-learning week on Thursday, June 22nd. I really appreciate the assistance of Irish podcasters who graciously submitted their content for use during this EdTech podcast. Shownotes follow.
01:26 Listen to how a one-minute sting became a lead-off segment for more than 250,000 listeners of “The Charlie” on iPods and on “Serius Stars 102″ during US drivetime on St Patrick’s Day. Tipperary Institute has been podcasting since October 2005. Most of the episodes remain parked behind the firewall because they contain licensed music for which the college has not paid a royalty. The podcasts produced by a cadre of 55 students complement learning materials. They serve as a sort of audible revision file for three different courses.
04:33 [primetopic] Steffen Coonan explains to Nicola Corboy how he and Mark Hickey engineered their placement at the start of Adam Curry’s show.
05:39 Short history of podcasting from Brian Greene. When it was introduced, nobody gave the iPod a chance.
09:28 Technology for podcasting.
10:26 Technoloticians (Francis McGillicuddy, Gareth Stack and Sara Fortune) explain the pedagogy behind podcasting in education.
20:06 We used Commentcasting from Robin Blandford’s fourth year DCU project for two-way podcasting. You could ring the show and leave a message that automatically became an RSS feed.
20:35 Students build a social connection to technology through music. We use tracks from the Podsafe Music Network.
20:38 Adam Curry: “Let’s educate kids about music.”
26:39 Credits. Thanks for listening! Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to +353 86 827 828 7.
27:46 ENDS. (96 kbps 19.1 MP3 file)
Thanks again, Irish podcasters!