Beyond Walls - Oxford University Podcasting Conference


[Programme] [Venue and Accomodation] [Previous Beyond Debates] [Steeple project]

April 3rd 2009, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Organised by the LTG in conjunction with JISC Steeple project, this year's Beyond conference did not take the form of a debate but instead gathered together experts in the field of multimedia and educational video to discuss issues surrounding the growth and expansion of institutional audio-visual work. The Beyond Walls conference looked at the issues surrounding lecture room capture, webcasting and the rise of podcasting. It also included talks on the complete lifecycle of material; capture, processing and encoding, presentation and archival.

Issues covered:

  • Institutional audio-visual initiatives
  • Podcasting and webcasting
  • Sustainable infrastructure and processes
  • Making lectures portable
  • Adding pedagogical value to assets
  • Open Content
  • Getting a podcast to No.1 in iTunes U

Audio and video recordings of the talks from this event and related discussions are available on the Steeple project website

Presentations included:

"New Channels to New Learners: Podcasting and the Open University on iTunes U"

Peter Scott, KMi Director,Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

"Can you hear me now ? How to get your videos into UK secondary education"

Bjoern Hassler, Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies, University of Cambridge

"The challenges and opportunities in podcasting at a research university"

Peter Robinson, Learning Technologies Group, Oxford University Computing Services.

"Under the Bonnet - Technical considerations in running Open University podcasting"

Ben Hawkridge, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

"An overview of The OpenCast Community" OpenCast


New Directions Panel session to include:

  • Lynne O’Brien - Director of Instructional Technology at Duke University,North Carolina.
  • Melissa Highton - Head of Learning Technology Group, Computing Services, University of Oxford.

The program ran from 10am to 4.30pm. As usual this conference followed the Shock of the Old 2009 conference on Thursday April 2nd at the same location, this year concerning digital literacy and the role of new media in the HE curriculum


Written by IT Services. Latest revision 3 November 2015