Introducing… The ‘Faculty Showcase’ and some new posting tips

We consider everyone who passes through the EdMedia program (EMP) to be ‘faculty’, so in this case we are referring to all our participants who have completed an Educational Media project with us, whether they be faculty, staff or students. The “Faculty Showcase” is a new page on the site …

Interactive documents: using audio + visual together

After producing an audio file/”podcast” on how to read a type of university policy document called an “RRSDA” or records retention schedule, I distributed the audio to various folks and asked for feedback. One frequent piece of feedback was that, for new users, it was simply too difficult to follow …

Recording about records

OERs about records using  (archival) records

The purpose of this podcast is to teach records creators in SFU departments how to read the retention schedules of the university, which are multi-part policy documents called “RRSDAs“.

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The podcast is offered in a long version for new employees who have never seen an RRSDA. The podcast is structured into the 6 parts of the policy document, which is displayed alongside the audio so that listeners can visually follow along.

There is also a shorter version for frequent users who just need to a refresher. People tend to only use RRSDAs once or twice a year, and sometimes they just need a reminder of the basics.

Throughout the podcast, I give examples of how to apply RRSDAs to digital records, as well as analog ones.

The podcast uses SFU’s own archival records to provide the music and sound snippets, including the convocation music from 1969 and early radio marketing messages encouraging students to come to SFU. Early audio like this is permanently preserved in the archives, thanks to the departments who created it and used RRSDAs to transfer it to the archives.

https://soundcloud.com/sfu-rm-archives-joy/epi01-rrsda-long-version

https://soundcloud.com/sfu-rm-archives-joy/epi01-rrsda-quick-version

 

Amplify Your Teaching PT I: Listening (turn it to 11)

Purpose of this activity: To listen to different examples of audio used in an educational context. Using recorded audio in the classroom is old as recorded audio itself. Educational uses of audio were predicted to be amongst the primary uses of the phonograph intended by Edison in 1878, yet with …

Open Education Resources – Librarians, Leadership and Opportunity

BC Campus is hosting an important OER event on Oct. 27 for librarians interested in Open Educational Resources. Come check it out! Monday Oct 27, 2014, Noon – 4 pm Douglas College, New Westminster Campus Aboriginal Gathering Place, Room 4650 BCcampus is pleased to sponsor a half day of professional development …