Australian Educational Podcast Conference 2021
Join us virtually on the 6th and 7th October 2021
Podcasting has created a new medium for eager audiences to find specialised content. Educational podcasting is a medium with many passionate content creators, who are using innovative methods to present complex topics in engaging ways. Alongside pedagogical considerations are more practical considerations; creating content in ways that is sustainable economically, alongside other work.
After a successful first Australian Educational Podcasting Conference held in 2020 hosted by the amazing Lauren Gawne, Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith from La Trobe University, 2021 will see the return of this conference with co hosts Narelle Lemon, Mia Lindgren and Clare Dyson from Swinburne University of Technology with the aim of bringing together established podcasters from all disciplines to examine the future of podcasting as a medium of and for education and engagement.

Conference theme: Engaging our hearts and minds through audio
In addressing the conference theme “Engaging our hearts and minds through audio” for 2021 the program will explore various perspectives that unpack the power of audio in learning, podcasts for learning and teaching, student voice, conversational methods, podcast interviewing for education, pedagogies of podcasting, podcasts to support educational communities of practice, effective scholarly communication, academic podcasting, podcasts for research purposes, podcasts as research engagement, bringing educational podcasting into the academic CV, navigating the role of the public academic, measuring impact and engagement, and/or sustainable podcast production.

We ask the questions:
Can you bridge our hearts and minds through podcasting?
Do we connect with our own and each other’s hearts and minds through audio?
What does this mean in the learning and teaching space?
What can this look like for those who engage with podcasting as research engagement?

Program Highlights include: 
Keynote from A/Prof Siobhan McHugh, University of Wollongong, Australia
Keynote from Abby Guido from Temple University in Philadelphia, USA
Think-In Session: Learning with and through Podcasts
Think-In Session: Accessing research – podcasts for new knowledge consumption /production
Think-In Session: In Conversation – the power of the listening with our hearts
So, you want to podcast? Live podcast recording and deconstruction keynote with Prof Inger Mewburn (Australian National University), Dr Jason Downs (RMIT) and A/Prof Narelle Lemon (Swinburne University of Technology) (producers of the Whisper Collective, Thesis Whisperer, On The Reg, and Teachers Supporting Teachers podcasts)
Practical how to interview and edit a podcast in the session Storytelling with Adobe Audition featuring Swinburne’s Adobe Creative Campus
Tech Talk unpacking all the tips with an inbuilt Q&A
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