Episode 4

"Dan and Susan Go to Camp"

Duration 00:19:46      Recorded on October 16, 2006

The LT Green Room team recently delivered the keynote for the 2006 BCCampus online conference on podcasting. Podcast Camp ran virtually from September 25 to October 2, 2006, but also included a live, traditional meeting in Vancouver, October 2-3. This recording features the highlights of the session with Dan and Susan.

Show Notes:

If you would like to learn more about the conference and the community, visit http://bccampus.learningtimes.net. Many thanks to Sandy Hirtz, BC Online Community Producer, and Randy LaBonte of Odyssey Learning, who edited the keynote session.

Introductions: S'mores and Old Dutch chips

Qualifier that we only talk about audio podcasting and why.

Poll results on why people may not have listened to podcasts.

Comments on the 'time-shifted' nature of podcasting.

What makes a great podcast?

  • Something stimulating, something new
  • Clear theme, purpose and focus
  • Short
  • Audio quality
  • Makes you want to DO something
Another poll: How likely are you to use podcasting? How is podcasting used?
  • Course-casting, prof-casting of recorded lectures ... a bit of controversy
  • Value-added: context
  • Guest lectures and networks
  • Add freshness
  • Show/discuss application
  • Look at how you use your in-class time
Next Steps - Where we see the future (ideas from the participants)
  • Passing control and getting at situated learning experiences by having students produce
  • Not transmitting information, but interpreting information or making sense (wisdom)
  • The average person's voice, grassroots movement
About Us

The LT Green Room is a podcast for Renewal, Retooling and Conversations about Learning. It is co-hosted by Susan Manning and Dan Balzer and its show topics are often drawn from members of LearningTimes.org, a free online community of education and training professionals from across the globe. The LT Green Room gives listeners (and ourselves) an opportunity to reflect on what they're doing behind the scene that results in an effective learning experience.


Co-Host & Producer
Susan Manning
Co-Host & Producer
Dan Balzer
Executive Producer
Carl Heine
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