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Aug 07

education.auThere are some informative and challenging podcasts coming out of education.au (”Australia’s leading Information and Communications Technology agency”, provide innovative technology online for education and training). Established in 1996 and funded by all Australian governments, it is a not for profit agency established to meet national education and training priorities.

The following links to podcasts come from the conference titled: “So what’s changed? Technology, expectations, connections and collaboration.” This podcast is a quick pre-conference intro by Garry Putland and is delivered with gusto. Another podcast features audio from the first session of the day given by ABC Radio Nationals, Phillip Adams. This talk was part of education.au limited’s “So what’s changed?” event, held at the Wentworth Sofitel Hotel, Sydney Australia on August 4th, 2006. There is also a fascinating lecture by James Farmer from edublogs.org, the educational blogging service we discussed in last weeks webcast. His podcast features the audio from the talk entitled “Engaging and empowering teachers and learners. What does this mean for pedagogies?”. These are the only three I’ve listened to thus far - fascinating stuff - details of the other podcasts from this cutting edge conference are available to “download to your pod” as Phillip Adams says. More are availbale here.

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3 Responses to “Challenging Australian Education podcasts”

  1. Richard Ure Says:

    And the tools are getting more ambitious too. I haven’t completely got my head around this

    http://www.innertoob.com

    but it looks promising

  2. Kim Flintoff Says:

    “The Innertoob™ brand media commenting tool is a web-application for engaging your audience in conversation within the timeline of online audio and video. The Innertoob™ player is great for getting into the heart of podcasts, music, and videos, describing what’s in them, and then telling the world all about it.”

    Sounds like a great way to add your own commentary!

  3. Kim Flintoff Says:

    Oops, hit submit too soon - I can already imagine a use for this in my online drama using a MOO interface - one of the pretext materials is a short video - I should ba able to add my own comments along the way in the video that will mean participants don’t need to watch and then read a tonne of material to explain what and why thye watched the video. I’m excited.

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