Here is a copy of the information from original bid for funding from the HEA Changing the Learning Landscape pot.
Professional Online Presence Podcasts Bid (PDF Format)
In my initial explorations of this area I have already made a slight adjustment to the intended dissemination, with an agreed move to focus more on blog content than an official academic paper. This seems sensible given the topic and the social media focus of the funding. However, it is still hoped that it may be possible to present this through other academic talks, or perhaps a workshop format. Some dissemination through posters should also be possible.
Welcome to this blog about my experiences on the Higher Education Academy project, Developing Podcasts To Assist Students With The Production Of A Professional Online Presence. The work is funded under the Changing the Learning Landscape stream.
The project combines together two topics which interest me, employability and podcasts.
The main purpose of the funding is to allow me to develop experience in creating podcasts. I have current experience creating videos, but working without the visual element is quite a change.
The topic of the podcasts is based around my current work on Professional Online Presences. This is the collection of web sites and online profiles which students (or any other individual) can use to represent themselves online.
The podcasts are to be based around an existing set of eight Professional Online Presences talks which I have already produced for the Higher Education Academy, allowing the idea of repurposing to also be explored. This is also an area which I teach with my own students at Birmingham City University.
This blog will form a collection of topics relating to my experiences around Professional Online Presences and of developing the podcasts.