Troy Davis, the new director of the Swem Media Center, and I have just finished making a test podcast which we hope will become the first in a series of conversations we’ll be having with folks in the William and Mary community who are interested in bringing the power of this tool our students. Speaking of learning, both of us still have lots to learn about this new medium, but we sure know more than we did yesterday at this time! One thing that I found is that listening to my voice saying the same thing 15 times trying to get the sound level right was only a step below screeching chalk on the blackboard on the audio torture scale.

In our discussion, Troy gives an overview of some of the tools that will be available, and we talk some about the future of media production–not just consumption–as a key goal of general education.

Here’s the link and I’ll be testing this in a series of aggregators and on varying platforms.