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WHAT IS THE MADE PODCAST?

The MADE podcast is the edited content from a recent MADE community of practice meeting. Produced by Inga, this monthly podcast features interviews with instructors, industry experts, and other members of the MADE community. The goal of the podcast is to share ideas, resources, discover new ways to engage an audience, and troubleshoot common challenges when creating content (video, audio, web, interactive) for academic purposes. 

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Check out the most recent episode of the MADE for U of T Podcast

Ep. 11 | Dr. Luke Hobson - Levelling up your instructional design skills

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EP. 11 | LUKE HOBSON

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Levelling up your instructional design skills | In the 11th episode, instructional designer and author, Dr. Luke Hobson shares his experience working as an instructional designer and suggests what other designers can do to level up their skills and offerings.  

EP. 10 | NIDHI SACHDEVA

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Addressing common educational myths | In the 10th episode, Dr. Nidhi Sachdeva discusses educational myths, a term used to "describe a commonly held but inaccurate belief or misconception about education and educational practices."

EP. 09 | PHILIPPA HARDMAN

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The role of AI in learning design and delivery | In the 9th episode of MADE for U of T, we hear from Dr. Philippa Hardman, who discusses the role of AI in learning design and delivery and what educators should consider if they want to use it in their teaching.  

EP. 08 | CHATGPT

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Chatting about ChatGPT...with ChatGPT | In the 8th episode of MADE for U of T (see all episodes), we learn more about the artifical intelligent chatbot known as ChatGPT by "chatting" with ChatGPT itself!  This was a fun experiment with ChatGPT, and there is still so much to learn and understand about the tool.  What you’ll be hearing are the prompts Inga entered into ChatGPT and it’s response, using a text-to-speech reader.

EP. 07 | LORI BECKSTEAD

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Podcasting for Teaching and Scholarship | In the 7th episode of MADE for U of T (see all episodes), we hear from Lori Beckstead, an associate professor in the RTA School of Media and the director of the Allan Slaight Radio Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University. Lori teaches courses in sound production, including podcasting, and is co-host and co-producer of The Podcast Studies Podcast.

EP. 06 | CHRISTY TUCKER

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Building a branching scenario | In the sixth episode of MADE for U of T (see all episodes), we hear from Christy Tucker, a Learning Experience Design (LXD) Consultant who specializes in scenario-based learning and has over 20 years of experience helping people learn. She has been blogging about e-learning for over 15 years. We talked about her experience with scenario based-learning, and more specifically branching scenarios.

EP. 05 | STEVEN SCOTT

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Starting the Conversation on Media Accessibility | In the fifth episode of MADE for U of T (see all episodes), we hear from Steven Scott, a broadcaster and tech reviewer who is legally blind and has spent most of his adult working life promoting how accessible technology can enable the lives of blind and partially sighted people, as well as the wider disability community. He hosts "Double Tap TV" and a radio show for AMI (Accessible Media) in Canada as well as hosting a daily accessible tech podcast out of the UK called "Blind Guy Talks Tech."

EP. 04 | LAURA MINGAIL

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Using Emerging forms of storytelling and technologies | In the fourth episode of MADE for U of T, we hear from the founder of Archetypes and Effects, a company that helps to bring stories to life using emerging forms of storytelling and technologies. Laura shares her thoughts on some important factors to consider before using innovative technologies like augemented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to tell a story. If you are interested to learn more about AR/VR, consider joining the U of T listserv for AR/VR through the Digital Learning Innovation site.

EP. 03 | MATT EVERSON

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Using new collaboration tools for virtual participation | In the third episode of MADE for U of T, we hear from Matt Everson, a Director of Innovation from one of Toronto’s Big Four professional service firms who talked about using new collaboration tools for virtual participation.  If you are interested in ways to engage students in the online environment, read more about which tools you can use for asynchronous discussions or designing student learning activities.

EP. 02 | CHERYL LEE

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Using images in your online content | In this second episode of MADE for U of T, we hear from Cheryl Lee, the ETO's Educational Graphic and Media Developer, who shares her experience researching how (and how not) to use images in media projects (and who to go to at U of T if you have questions).

Ep. 01 | Dr. Hatzopoulou

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Pivoting to a virtual shoot | In this first episode of MADE for U of T, we hear from professor Marianne Hatzopoulou and her experience pivoting to a virtual video shoot. Her top tips include writing a script, setting up your space, and the value of tip sheets.