As we mentioned in a previous entry, some of the Spoken Word team attended the inaugural BarCampScotland on Saturday. The slides of our presentation, ‘Connecting Pasts and Futures: Spoken Word Services and the BBC’, are now available on SlideShare (without videos or audio, unfortunately). You can also download the slides as a PDF file directly from us at this link. [3.3MB PDF]
The event went extremely well, and we felt it was a useful chance to deliver our ideas to an audience partially outside, but intersecting with, the higher education community.
Given the volume of interest it’s hard to imagine the event not running again, and we hope that we might see a future BarCamp in the vicinity of GCU…
You can find more presentations from this weekend’s BarCampers on the appropriate SlideShare tag: BarCampScotland. Make sure to check out Andrew Middleton of Sheffield Hallam University’s presentation on pedagogical models for podcasting, which we unfortunately managed to miss at the time. You can also get a flavour of the event from Andrew’s podcast episode on it, featuring an all-too-short interview with our very own star of the show, Aidan Johnston, on our podcasting efforts (at 5:48).