‘A Mathematician’s Holiday’: an engaging podcast series for schools

Reaching out to schools on a larger scale Mathematics often has the reputation among secondary-school students of being irrelevant and removed from their day-to-day realities. Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians is a group of maths students, junior research fellows and post-doctoral researchers at … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources: A contributor’s case-study

Dr. Marianne Talbot, lecturer in philosophy at the Department for Continuing Education,  University of Oxford, has published a case study on OER (Open Educational Resources) and public engagement following the release of her extremely successful podcast series through the University of Oxford … Continue reading

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Engaging with the cutting edge: Student podcasting

Ankita Anirban is a second year in undergraduate Physics at King’s College London. She met Howard Noble, Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University IT Services, in Kenya when he was there for a research project using agent based modelling. Whilst on a … Continue reading

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Promoting research: Podcasting for engagement

Introduction Professor Mark Williams’ extremely successful podcast series “The New Psychology of Depression” was released through Oxford University podcast pages in late 2011. Mark has also run a high-visibility campaign for his research across a number of platforms, including Twitter, … Continue reading

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Enabling “anytime, anywhere” learning: Educational podcasts

Dr. Emma Smith, Faculty of English, Fellow and Senior Tutor in Early English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford University, began podcasting her lectures on Early English Literature in Michaelmas 2009 for two reasons: to enable her students’ flexible “anytime, anywhere” … Continue reading

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Documenting Obama’s first 100 days: Student podcasting

This case study looks at the podcast created by Orla De Burca, final year MSc student of Global Governance and Diplomacy at St Cross College, was a member of the Student Web Media Team. Orla produced an audio podcast of an interview … Continue reading

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Improving student understanding and public outreach: Podcasting

Dr Simon Benjamin is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Material Sciences. He has written extensively on the subject of Nanotechnology and Quantum technology. He was interested in finding a new way of reaching his students … Continue reading

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