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The directors (rough) cut

April 7th, 2008 by Graham Attwell


Its been a tiring last six days. First to Karlsruhe for the launch of the Mature research project and then on to Pesaro to teach on the last day of the five day course on materials production for open and distance learning. There were some 15 students from all over Europe. It was hard work but great fun. I did an initial session on Personal Learning Environments (more on that on this blog later) and then a session on podcasting. I got four groups to each storyboard a session and then each group recorded their session live on stage in front of the whole class.

The technology was a bit dubious – it was what I could set up from my bag in five minutes – but the participants were enthusiastic – despite it being a sunny Saturday afternoon, creative and very funny.

I have promised to publish their work. This is a very rough cut – I did it last night when I got home. The sound levels are all over the place and the editing is minimal but I think it shows the potential of using podcasting for creating and creativity. You are all invited to listen – however some of the humour is very much in-group. Sadly there was no time to run a session on editing but we are adding that to the wiki that Critsina and I have created for supporting our teaching and learning sessions.

Thanks to Elmo for organising the Pesaro course and to all the students for their willingness to play.

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5 Responses to “The directors (rough) cut”

  1. Elmo says:

    Graham, this is a great fun! Thanks to you.

  2. Fun indeed, who knows Dr Elmo might become a hype on the inetrnet…

  3. Susana Barroso says:


    Very fun indeed! Thank you Graham and Cristina!

  4. Filipe Brandão says:

    Very good work!

    What can i say?… it was a good week!… with a very good team work 🙂

    Thanks to all 😉

  5. Torben says:

    Hi Graham all the Pesaro team

    It has been great fun in Pesaro and the podcast is great fun.

    Tank you all 😉

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