Podcasting. It’s here, it’s in, and the FLN is starting one up.
As the FLN continues to focus on community, we have a lot of outlets for engagement between Twitter, Facebook, the FLN Slack, and this blog. Starting soon, the FLN will be launching a new, informal podcast based on community questions. That means we need you to bring some questions in.
Why add a podcast?
I don’t know about you, but making a Twitter chat is difficult for me right now. A podcast, though, is something I can listen to at multiple points throughout my day: My commute, during lunch, or even a planning time. The intent is to provide multiple media for growth as a flipped educator and a podcast can be a substitute for some of the other engagement points that are already established. Additionally, a podcast can be asynchronous. There’s been a lot of writing on the value of asynchronicity in a flipped environment and allowing for an asynchronous engagement point makes sense for the FLN right now.
There’s a new email address for you to submit questions to: email@example.com. Send an email with your question for discussion. Or, record an audio note and then email it. Or, even better, record a video on your phone and send that along. We’ll grab the audio and let community experts give their answers.
The idea is that with the community, there is a lot of wisdom and experience we can all benefit from. The podcasts will be short – just a few minutes – and focus on how to tackle some of the issues that come up in flipped classrooms, new and old.
A launch date with more information on how to subscribe is coming soon. In order to make this podcast happen, we need you to be involved. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know what you want to hear more about.
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