This time last year we published a series of three blogs on podcasts in Higher Education. We looked at the huge growth in podcasts, and what this audio format can offer for learning; we also delved into podcasts for professional development, as well as the learner perspective on ‘education as a playlist’. You can re-visit any of these topics to see how things unfolded:
- Part 1: An explosion in audio
- Part 2: Podcasts for professional development
- Part 3: Education as a playlist
Podcasts come and go, but since last year even more institutions, industry experts and enthusiastic pedagogues have been taking to the microphone. Here’s an update on some recent discoveries to add to your lunchtime listens, daily commutes and audio-fuelled walking.
From inclusive practice to assessment: Talking Learning and Teaching
Talking Learning and Teaching is a podcast by Kevin Merry of De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Kevin’s series starts with his work on Universal Design for Learning, branching into other aspects of inclusivity with expert speakers on the topic. The series goes on to interview some key international thinkers and writers in the field of learning and teaching in higher education with several names you may have heard of: David Carless and Sally Brown on assessment, Dara Ryder on inclusivity. The series is well worth exploring, with podcasts from 5 to 50 minutes in length.
20-minute Expert Opinion: Campus Morning Mail
Closer to home is the Future HE: Expert Opinion series by Campus Morning Mail. You may subscribe to the CMM‘s daily newsletter (and some gossip) about what is going on in Australian Higher Education. Editor Stephen Matchett has now branched out into this podcast (actually a vodcast) series where he interviews experts about a broad range of topical issues from rankings, funding, policy, technology, partnerships and marketing in Higher Education.
In depth: De-mystifying Instructional Design
Sometimes you just want to go a little deeper into a topic of interest, and De-mystifying Instructional Design is a great way to do that with all things learning design. Its host Rebecca J. Hogue teaches instructional design at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and originally created the podcast as support material for her students. She has since broadened the scope to explore many aspects of instructional design, and is about to launch her third podcast season.
The changing landscape of Higher Ed: HEDx podcast
Zooming out to the bigger picture again, we finish with the HEDx podcast, born during the COVID-19 pandemic and still going strong almost 3 years and 50+ episodes later. Created by Australian education consultancy HEDx, the podcast ranges across both global and local HE issues, interviewing key figures on topics from employability to university leadership, innovation and digital transformation.
Have you recently discovered a podcast on learning and teaching that you think others would find useful? Share your favourites in the comments below!
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