6 Ps in Podcast: planning, production, pedagogy, participation, positioning, publishing (London)

Date: 11 September, 2008
Location: King's College London, Open Learning Centre, K-1.07-2, First basement, Strand building
Event type: Workshop

Location map | Programme

students in class

The workshop will be of interest to HE staff who would like to acquaint themselves with audio file creation and who are embarking on designing instructional audio material for use online and in VLEs. The workshop will introduce participants to the basic software required to make a pedagogical audio file. In addition to hands on experience, the seminar type sessions will involve input based on the 6 Ps Portsmouth model and discussion relating to the implications for the teacher of moving to an online/blended learning environment. The nature and role of scripts and implications of adding graphics, text and video will also be addressed. Participants should bring their memory sticks to save and take away work produced.

The Workshop is based around a 6 Ps model of Podcast development. In the early session participants make a group podcast to raise awareness of the issues involved and overcome technical phobias. The two presentation sessions outline the model with reference to other approaches and experiences of podcasting. A further hands-on session is intended to deepen participants’ understanding both of the technology and the model. The final session is intended to bring all the issues of the day to a close.

This event is organised under the Subject Centre's Workshops to go scheme.

Workshop fee

There is no charge to attend for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK educational institutions. The fee for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions is £40. We reserve the right to charge a £50.00 non-attendance fee.


Provisional programme for 11 September 2008
Time Session
10.00 - 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 - 11.30 Experimentation “Is it only 60 minutes to make your first podcast?”
Practitioner led activity to show a small group that they can produce a rough podcast in less than an hour.
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee
11.45 - 12.45

Presentation & Reflection. The First 3 Ps: Production, Planning & Pedagogy.
Seminar style session for the whole group outlining the first three elements in the Portsmouth model.

12.45 - 13.30

BYO (Bring or Buy Your Own and weather permitting ). Lunch either in Kings cafeteria or weather permitting by the Thames

13.30 - 14.30 Presentation & Reflection. The Second 3 Ps: Positioning, Publishing, & Participation
Seminar style session for the whole group outlining the second three elements in the Portsmouth model.
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee
14.45 - 15.30 Experimentation. Putting Podcasts into Practice.
Individual tasks encouraging participation in producing an audio podcast for a particular cohort of students. A pre-task will be sent out before the workshop to help plan.
15.30 - 16.00 Concluding Presentation.
Seminar style session for the whole group representing and critiquing the model.
16.30 A visit to the low-tech Public House across the road.