The Teach Learn Collaborate Repeat podcast is a teaching and learning podcast hosted by Talis. We’ll be talking teaching and tech with experts from across higher education.
In this introduction episode, you’ll hear a quick hello from hosts Matt East, Education Lead at Talis and Natalie from Marketing to learn what you can expect from the podcast.
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Natalie: Okay. Episode one, welcome to the Teach Learn Collaborate Repeat podcast.
Matt: Nat we’re gonna have to give that a short name. TLCR podcast?
Natalie: Yeah. TLCR podcast works.
Matt: Okay, great.
Natalie: So I’m Natalie from marketing at Talis,
Matt: and I’m Matt I’m Education Lead here at Talis and, we’re launching a podcast. All things teaching and learning technology. The role technology plays in education, and I guess, around product development as well. We’ll touch on a bit of that at some point. It’s probably good to just give a bit of an overview of why we’re doing this now.
Natalie: Yeah, so we held an event in July last year called Teach Learn Collaborate Repeat and it was such a good event. And we had such good feedback. We just wanted to keep it going.
Matt: I’ve gotta be honest. I loved that event. I know I’m completely biased, but it just felt like a really good community. Just the sharing, like not just sharing, but you know, hypothesizing and like trying to solve problems together. We created some great outputs from that event as well. We had something like 250 delegates going in the end and, you know, the feedback was great, but one of the things was what’s next, you know, what, how, how are we gonna keep some of these conversations going and how are we gonna continue to share sort of excellence and insights from thought leaders, I guess you could say, across the sector. And we were playing around with a bunch of different things and actually we’re all kind of time-poor and you know, something like a podcast is quite accessible. So we thought, actually, we’ll give this a go. There’s so much great stuff going on across this sector, this just felt like a really good medium for sharing some of that brilliance, and actually we’ve already started having the conversations. So Nat who, who have you spoken to so far?
Natalie: Yeah, so this week I spoke to Parama at UCL about her reading videos project.
Parama (inserted clip): I think what’s really, really important is that these reading videos are not me just lecturing on that paper. It’s a model of how I’m reading through the paper, which means that person now has an idea of these are the steps I should go through to read the paper, but then they go and read the paper.
Matt: So I really love that project. I think it’s a really good example of a simple solution to a complex problem. I think we probably would agree that student engagement with, with reading is a, is a challenge is, you know, go as far as saying a perennial problem, but Parama breaks it down to make the process of engaging with academic reading, quite accessible and, you know, guiding students through the process. I won’t give too much away, but I really, really like that project. It is something that’s, um, totally transferable to, to other disciplines. So if you do find that student engagement with reading is a challenge it’s well worth a listen.
Natalie: a really interesting chat. And you’ve been speaking to Remi?
Matt: Remi Kalir, Dr. Remi Kalir, the godfather of annotation
Remi (inserted clip): We define annotation in a very broad sense, which invites people from across disciplines and backgrounds to appreciate that definition. And that is that annotation is a note added to a text, just that simple.
Matt: He’s, without question a real expert on the topic of Marginalia and annotation and annotation in, in education, he wrote a book, literally wrote a book on it. There you go. I highly recommend this. If you’re interested in the topic of annotation, obviously we are. So in that, in this talk, we discuss the role of collaborative annotation within education. Particularly the role it’s playing now around helping students develop that kind of sense of agency and the position it plays within establishing learning communities in different modes of study, all of these kinds of things. So a really great conversation. If you are exploring this, if you’re interested, or actually, if you wanna kind of expand what you’re doing into different ways of approaching social annotation. So yeah, a really, really great chat. He’s just such a lovely bloke as well.
Natalie: Yeah. I really enjoyed that one. So if you want to get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you. If you have any ideas for episodes, if you’d like to come on and chat to us, email email@example.com, or send us a tweet #TLCRpodcast. Let us know your thoughts.
Matt: Let’s make this collaborative and Nat now that we are, um, podcasters officially podcasters, do we need to say like and subscribe? Is that a thing?
Yeah, absolutely. Like and subscribe!
Matt: See you soon.