Two new toolkits have been developed on the Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group site for which I am responsible. They signal a good shift for the nebulous group of innovators that comes the way of MELSIG according to it current themes and foci. Known for its events, which I hope will continue for many years to come, the development of toolkits is something that the extended community can co-develop with relative ease.
I want to draw your attention to the Voice of Innovators section in the Audio Feedback Toolkit. These are 3 minute long audio contributions submitted by anyone who is using a related method. They have the following structure:
- Contributor’s name and affiliation
- Context – the circumstances that led to the innovation
- Description of how the innovative method was/is being used
- 3 tips for others who would be interested in doing something similar.
The examples which have already been submitted demonstrate well how this can be done in approximately 3 minutes. It can be thought of as an audio pecha kucha. Incidentally, the method exemplifies audio as a learning media at its best: clear, direct, personal, engaging and accessible. Not forgetting, easy to produce.
What do you have to offer?
Can you, or do you know anyone, who can offer a Voice of the Innovator mini-case study recording on either,
- Audio Feedback including audio, screencast or video models (producer or user stories welcomed)
- Twalks – accounts from Twalk leaders or designers, or accounts of participants
Please send your audio files to a.j.middleton ‘at’ shu.ac.uk
The next MELSIG toolkit will be on Digital Storytelling. If you would like to help with pulling this together please let me know: @andrewmid or by email a.j.middleton ‘at’ shu.ac.uk or comment here or on the MELSIG site.