In the first of a series of podcasts about learning innovations, I interview Mike Richards, course chair of a new OU course planned for Autumn 2010: “My Digital Life”. This innovative course teaches programming principles without students having to type in any code – instead they use a drag and drop environment developed at MIT called Scratch. Also every student is supplied with a hardware toolkit containing a microphone, light meter, temperature sensor and motion detector.
Podcasting seems a bit old-fashioned in comparison with these innovations but what caught my attention about this course was the fact that 40-50 podcasts are being recorded from around the World to form part of the course content.
Mike Richards on Large Scale Educational Podcasting [13:32]