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StartingUni.info

Posted by knockels on 2 October, 2008

What, another posting on the same day?   The rules of blogging lie shattered on the ground.

This website comes from the IMPALA project, involving Beyond Distance and GENIE, and so, very much a University of Leicester thing.  It offers podcasts to help people adjust to university life – on all sorts of topics, including money management (potentially useful to more than just students), and teaching and learning.  I listened to that one, and despite the introduction not mentioning libraries, one of the students did, in a good way.

Most of the speakers are biological sciences undergraduate students, perhaps showing the GENIE input (GENIE is the genetics centre of excellence in teaching and learning – you might not know that, so apologies for not mentioning it before) but the site thinks, and I see no reason why this should not be so, that the podcasts will be of more general interest.

Now, maybe for some podcasts explaining in two minutes how to … walk from the main site to CSL? … or find a particular part of the David Wilson Library?    Or, to return to an earlier theme, to talk about what the library can do for you (“you” would perhaps need to be very specific)?

Site is at: www.startinguni.info (this redirects to a .le.ac.uk site).

7 Responses to “StartingUni.info”

  1. ajcann said

    Link please – where is it?

    Also, what about my draft post?😉

  2. ajcann said

    Never mind, finally figure out that StartingUni.info is the link.

    Now what about my beautiful Netvibes post?

  3. knockels said

    I’ll add the link to the posting. Beatiful Netvibes post is now released – apologies for delay!

  4. ajcann said

    @Knockels And much appreciated😉

  5. Stuart Johnson said

    Why didn’t they talk to anyone else about this. Whose iot for? Is it any good?

  6. Stuart Johnson said

    And does anyone listen to podcasts?

  7. gazjjohnson said

    I don’t to be honest, at least not more than 30 seconds or so – the vast majority of them fail at the first hurdle – engage your audience’s attention! Then again there are those people (I was talking to some on Friday) who are keen on them, but I doubt they’re in a majority.

    Personally I see them as one more weapon we can use, but never to assume that everyone’ll engage with them.

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