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    e-Learning Stuff Podcast #084: The Legacy of MoLeNET

    February 19th, 2012

    MoLeNET was a three year multi-million pound programme of mobile learning projects for Further Education, funded by the LSC and managed by the LSN. Two years on what is the legacy of MoLeNET and where are we with mobile learning now in FE. Have other sectors listened and learned from the lessons of MoLeNET. Listen to the legacy of MoLeNET.

    With James Clay, Lilian Soon, David Sugden and Ron Mitchell.

    This is the 84th e-Learning Stuff Podcast, The Legacy of MoLeNET.

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    Podcasting Workshop Reflections

    December 8th, 2010

    Today I ran our final event for our MoLeNET Academy, a podcasting workshop.

    Quite a good turnout and lots of hands-on activity and discussion. We covered a fair amount of ground covering content, audience, tools, techniques and usage of podcasts in teaching and learning.

    We used a range of equipment and services including Edirols, video cameras, Audioboo, iPadio and software such as Audacity and Garageband.

    It made me reflect, and that people have asked, that it might be helpful to write and post a series of blog articles on podcasting. It would cover not just the technical aspects of podcasting, but also pedagogical aspects, assessment perspectives and opinion on areas such as iTunes U.

    Hmmm, that could work.


    MoLeNET Podcasting Workshop – 8th December 2010

    November 30th, 2010

    I am leading a Podcasting Workshop on the 8th December 2010 between 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Gloucestershire College MoLeNET Academy at the Gloucester Campus of Gloucestershire College.

    This is a hands on workshop looking at the process of:

    • Planning
    • Recording
    • Editing
    • Publication
    • Distribution
    • Marketing

    of Podcasts for teaching and learning.

    The workshop will look at:

    • Content of podcasts, what works and what doesn’t.
    • Recording, tools and tips, use of Skype, mp3 recorders, Audioboo, iPadio.
    • Editing podcasts using tools such as Audacity or Garageband.
    • Publishing your podcasts using blogging, FTP.
    • Distribution, looking at creating and using RSS Feeds. Will also look at iTunes, the iTunes Store and iTunes U.
    • Marketing, how you get your learners to listen to your podcast.

    The day starts at 10.00am and will finish at 4.00pm, lunch will be provided.

    The event will be led by James Clay and will be working with Di Dawson.

    Travel

    Gloucester is well served by rail networks from across the UK and the college is a 15 minute walk from the railway station.

    Gloucester is on the M5 and can be accessed from Junction 12 from the South and Junction 11 from the North. Please note that there is NO PARKING available at the college, though pay and display car parks are close by.

    Booking

    Please book online at RSC South West.

    The event is FREE to any member of the MoLeNET community, in other words your college has led or been a partner in any MoLeNET project.

    Background

    Gloucestershire College has a wealth of experience in the use of mobile devices to support assessment. With three successful MoLeNET projects and a MoLeNET Academy, the college is using podcasting, video and audio to support and enhance learning and assessment.

    James Clay is an experienced podcaster with a well respected weekly podcast, e-Learning Stuff. James is and has been passionate about the use of learning technologies to enhance and enrich the learning experience since 1991. James has been ILT & Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College since November 2006. He is responsible for the VLE, the use of learning technologies, e-learning, mobile learning, the libraries, digital and online resources and the strategic direction of the college in relation to the use of learning technologies.James has extensive experience of mobile learning and has a vision that goes beyond mobile technologies and focuses on the mobility of the learner, blurring the demarcation between formal and informal learning.

    Di Dawson is an LSN MoLeNET Mentor and a gadget lover and she brings expertise to the day in the form of enthusiasm for mobile technologies and as a teacher trainer. She likes to link teaching theories to practice and explains how activities can be designed to make the learners think deeper and therefore broaden their learning. Di loves gaming technologies and she enjoys enthusing teaching staff to look ‘beyond the play’ and see the potential for learning. Di has written various books on the use of computers and handheld technology and delivers online training to education and business establishments. Technology has certainly changed since Di started as an IT tutor 20 years ago.

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    e-Learning Stuff Podcast #059: Is it the end or the beginning?

    October 3rd, 2010

    Discussing the MoLeNET Conference.

    With James Clay and David Sugden.

    This is the fifty ninth e-Learning Stuff Podcast, Is it the end or the beginning?

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    Is this the end or just the beginning?

    September 29th, 2010

    Camera Roll-26Today was the third MoLeNET conference, a celebration of mobile learning and the MoLeNET programme.

    There were a few presentations, but lots of demonstrations, discussions and workshops.

    I was quite reserved this year and let others do a lot of work.

    There were lots of lessons from the conference that I and others could take home and use with our institutions. The key here was that even someone like me, who is well versed in the potential of mobile learning, can learn something from a mobile learning conference.

    I hope to over the next couple of weeks bring some of the highlights and thoughts from the conference. There are some really interesting thoughts and lessons about cultural change, sustainability, technical issues as well as people and training and development.

    With the changes in funding recently it is looking like that we will not see anymore MoLeNET funding for projects. This doesn’t mean that this needs to be the end of MoLeNET as a community.

    It’s obvious from the work of MoLeNET projects that mobile learning is here and is here to stay. Learners are using mobile devices for learning and institutions need to be ensuring that they have the infrastructure to support this.

    Camera Roll-24Where MoLeNET comes into this, is by providing a community of expertise, knowledge and guidance. As I said above, we can learn from each other and there is always something new to learn.

    Today should not be the end of MoLeNET, merely the beginning…