Please find the Consolarium podcast about the CPD event at Dundee available here for the time being. If you want to find out about what happened at the event then visit the post on the Consolarium's blog.
On my way through to Edinburgh this morning I decided to listen to the latest edition of the BBC's Digital Planet podcast. This is a really good show that never fails to throw up something of interest and relevance to me in my professional and personal dealing with technology.
The first article featured a new research paper from DEMOS called Their Space: Education for the Digital Generation. It proved to be quite an enlightening listen because they actually had a digital native on the programme! This 15 year old girl talked about how she and her friends used ICT in an invisible way in their lives. The only time it became overtly visible she claims was when teachers, (due to government regulations no doubt she mutters under her breath) told pupils that 'this is a mouse' or 'save your file to the appropriate folder'!!! The contempt was tangible I tell you.
It just so happened that I was on my way to speak to PGDE(P) teaching students about Games and Learning and as part of that talk I intended to introduce Prensky's idea of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants. This podacts was excellent as it gave me the perfect way in which I could illustrate this from the native's perspective.
A few weeks ago I pulled out 5 boxes of 2000AD comics that I had collected from 1978 to the early 1990s. I had over a thousand. The nostalgia rush was superb; Judge Dredd and the Cursed Earth, Meltdown Man, Slaine and Robo Hunter were just a few of the strips that I remembered fondly. I have recently developed an interest in graphic novels and am enjoying reading those at the moment. Anything from Tin Tin on Isle Noir to Sin City by Frank Miller gets me hooked. For those of you who have a Mac and Comic Life then you may recognise where I got my new blog heading graphic. Yeah straight out of comic life.
But now for the main purpose of this post. Just found a great comic podcast site on iTunes. Have a look at Clickwheel and see if you fancy having a look at this application of podcasting technology. There appears to be no end to the creative and emancipatory ways in which users can share their ideas and talents.
I've downloaded 'Water's Red' by Joe Alterio for the train tomorrow.
Just came across a link to PUM: Podcast User Magazine. This is a free monthly publication that takes a look at the 'world of podcasting'. Some really nice stuff in it. They have a Podcast roulette feature that showcases and discusses a range of podcasts. They also have Auntie Pum who answers general technical queries from podcasters. Worth a look.