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Online Educa Berlin 2010 LIVE Radio 2nd Day

December 3rd, 2010 by Dirk Stieglitz

Here the podcast of Friday’s “Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE Radio Programme” from Online Educa Berlin 2010.

Online Educa Berlin 2010 LIVE Radio 1st Day

December 2nd, 2010 by Dirk Stieglitz

We had a great time this morning at Online Educa Berlin. For the third year in a row, we broadcast an internet radio show live from the conference. And we had some brilliant guests. Amongst others on the show, Josie Fraser talks about digital literacies, Larry Johnson explains the work of the New Media Consortium and their annual “Horizon Report”, John Traxler talks about mobiles, Steve Wheeler explains Web X, Tabea Schlimbach and Erik Wallin give an update on the G8WAY project on educational transitions and Helen Keegan tells Jenny Hughes what she has been up to over the last year.

If you missed the programme or just want to listen agin here is the podcast. And you can listen live to tomorrow’s extended programme from 11.00 to 12.00 CET at http://radio.jiscemerge.org.uk:80/Emerge.m3u

The programme last 40 minutes. Many thanks to all on the crew – Judith Seipold, Jenny Hughes, Klaus Rummler, Eileen Lübcke and Dirk Stieglitz.

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