Emerge projects are required to disseminate, so I’ve been doing my bit on behalf of Sounds Good. Not that this has been a burden, you understand. A conference in the US, followed by one in Canada sounds good, I thought. And so it has proved.
At both the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and that of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in Windsor, Ontario, I’ve led a roundtable discussion related to Sounds Good. Each session has attracted a healthy number of people who are interested in the idea of using digital audio for feedback. I’ve also been using the informal opportunities afforded by conferences of inflicting your obsessions on strangers. Some of them have shown (or feigned) interest in the project and the work going on at Leeds Met.
A pleasing feature of my conference sessions has been that on both occasions, several participants have expressed a wish either to try using digital audio for feedback themselves or to encourage colleagues to do so. One guy I met has been doing it for years, and delighting his students writing theses, so he clearly has more experience than I do. However, he has been unable to interest his workmates. Maybe we can learn from each other.
Best of all, some of the folks responded to my offer to facilitate an online forum where we can keep in touch and share materials and ideas. Still away from home and very tired, I haven’t yet decided how to do this. Maybe I’ll set up a Google group, but I’m open to suggestions. Please write in if you can think of a better way or want to join.
Sounds Good is going international!
(Posted by Bob Rotheram, Project Manager, Sounds Good)