DS106radio4life: Open Web Radio as a Platform for Learning, Experimentation, and Collaboration
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25 October 2011
How can we harness the technology behind audio broadcast for open education? One way is to use telephone networks to capture audio without the need for personal technology/gadgets. Audfio can be collected from lived environments to build narratives.
This is a broadcast media platform for audio that can support many different communities in their teaching and learning in similar ways that blogging, etc. supports text-based sharing and collaboration.
Digital Storytelling is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own ‘true stories’ in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. These stories usually take the form of a relatively short story (less than 8 minutes) and can involve interactivity.
The contention is that universities need to proactively innovate in ways like these in order to fulfil their mandate to enagage with public audiences and share knowledge to wider audiences. The technologies are free/cheap and easy to use.