Blogging: The Podcast

Blogging: The Podcast

A couple of weeks ago, my buddy Jason Nolan, Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Ed at Ryerson, came up to my place of work to do a talk with me about blogging.

There were a lot of ways we could go with this talk. Jason and I have been talking about blogging since 2000, so we have a lot of years of natter and thought to distill down into 50 minutes. We opted to go with the conceptual rather than the practical. This talk involved no powerpoint slides, no how-tos, no demos. We talked about why we thought blogging was good for higher education, but from the point of view of good pedogogical practice and the quality of the student experience. There were millions of things we wanted to spend more time talking about but couldn’t.

That talk has now been turned into a podcast by Jason; it’s a 44 meg file, however. But if you’re interested in hearing us blather on and hopefully make a point here and there, you can download the podcast here: Blogging: It’s good for you.

If you do, please let us know what you think! It’s the beginning of a lot more talking we want to do on this subject, so stay tuned!

0 thoughts on “Blogging: The Podcast

  1. Great podcast.

    I look forward to hearing more. Indeed, I’d love to have you and Jason on for an edtechtalk brainstorm one week to dicuss the “public/private” argument, especially as it relates for K-12 and for new and beginning users.

    I’m currently involved in some blogging “action research” at OISE/UT. As of the Dec05 I’ve completed degree requirements for my M.Ed., but am still involved in the project. This got me thinking when I heard you speaking of the implications of alumni blogging. It’s definitely an interesting question.

    [Edited to add: Thanks, Doug! I’m glad you enjoyed it! We’d be more than happy to come talk about K-12 blogging, we should definitely keep talking! R.]

  2. I finally got around to downloading this and listened to it whilst walking to work this morning. I found myself nodding in agreement with you both a lot of the time (which probably amused my fellow commuters). I can’t help but wonder how much better, how much more involving my undergrad experience would have been, if I’d had a forum such as a class blog to put forward ideas that I was too shy to say in class (or, more realistically, too terrified of the concept of public speaking to even *have* in class).

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