I created a podcast with my students called Deconstructing Management. This work was supported by a small grant from the CT OER Grant Program and now I have to finish writing my grant report.
Not sure how many of you are familiar with Creative Commons licensing so I am including the details about the licensing we are using for this podcast.
There’s two parts of the grant report I would love feedback on from this group to make sure I’m not missing anything or misunderstanding anything.
This podcast is being published with CC-BY 4.0 licensing which means that anyone is free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
- for any purpose, even commercially.
Discuss how your supplemental OER resources will be sustained (maintained, housed, etc.)
The Deconstructing Management podcast is hosted on Anchor.fm, a free platform, and is distributed to other podcast listening platforms via an RSS feed. “Anchor’s mission is to provide easy and powerful podcasting tools for everyone.” Therefore, I believe that so long as Anchor is in business, the audio hosting should continue to be available for free. The audio is also able to be downloaded in M4A version directly from each transcript (link accessible from each episode’s show notes). This allows other professors or students to adapt and modify it.
Suggestions for Use
- Share the podcast with students strictly as optional supplemental material
- Use the full transcript (available in the Show Notes of each episode), highlight a section and then use the Share Range feature which generates a URL that will play just that section of the interview
- Download the M4A audio file directly from the full transcript by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of the screen
- Create your own Descript.com account and request view access to the projects (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org). This which would allow you to make a copy of the projects to remix, transform, and build upon them in other ways. Using your own copy, you could easily make your own audiograms which could be used as Discussion Prompts etc. I do not believe you would need a paid Descript account to do any of this since that’s only needed to do original transcriptions. FYI - Descript.com currently offers educator accounts for only $5/month if you wanted to do your own transcriptions.
- Its likely more ideas will develop over time. I’ve created the Deconstructing Management Resource Guide to capture those uses.
Do you think I should be that confident in Anchor and Descript? Should I provide any other backup for these podcasts? Any other ways to make them easier to Share and Adapt?
Can you think of any other uses that I may have missed? Most educators haven’t played around much with audio and so if there are any other suggestions, even if you aren’t sure they feel “educational” I would appreciate your input.