Last Tuesday March 1st, MIIS Radio and the Digital Learning Commons held a podcast workshop with guest speaker Jeff Dayton-Johnson. The workshop was very well attended with standing room only in the DLC Learning Lab. Students, faculty, and staff from many different backgrounds were in attendance. We talked a bit about what podcasting is and how someone would go about creating a podcast of their own.
Our guest speaker Jeff Dayton Johnson (JDJ), the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Institute shared his experience in radio and his transition to podcasting. He spoke about his love of music and having a jazz radio show.
Jeff also talked about creating podcasts for his classes in his back yard on his MacBook. First, he would walk around and record his lecture then he soon realized the audio quality was affected by his lack of proximity to the microphone in his laptop. He then had to find said microphone; once he did, JDJ began to record his podcasts directly into his computer’s mic. These stories were entertaining but also great to hear especially for students who might be overanalyzing their creative processes. Many students were unfamiliar with podcasting and the ways it could be used.
We are lucky to live in an age where storytelling can happen on so many platforms. Our suggestion is to reflect on what is important to you, what story you want to tell, and jump right in and CREATE!
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Please make sure keep your ears open for any future Podcasting events! Also if you interested in learning more about Podcasting, The DLC, or MIIS radio feel free to come by the DLC Learning Lab or make an appointment with a DLC graduate assistant here .