Academic Podcasting - New Research Project: Call for Inputs
I've been following the recent discussions by Christopher, Marshall, Yelena, Robert and others with great interest.
It's something that my colleague Dumi Holdis and I at the Center for Media Data and Society at CEU were thinking a lot about in summer. Indeed so much so that we managed to get some funding for a pilot project on just this – ‘Academic Podcasting: Digital Scholarship, Communities of Knowledge Production and the Elusive Search for the Public’.
We’ll be working on a open access report that will assess the current field of academic podcasting with a focus on the social sciences and humanities. We’re also planning to run a series of training sessions for faculty, staff and students at CEU who are interested in learning how to podcast.
I’m writing now because we want the research to be of maximum use for all of us involved in making podcasts. Useful in the sense of furthering our understanding about what role podcasts have, but also useful in trying get more institutional support (or financial support) for those of us who make them. In the spirit of openness, we’d be really curious in hearing if there’s anything that you’d be interested in knowing. Obviously we have areas of focus in our research, but before we get started properly (it’s the first week) we want to see if there’s anything the community want to know.
To ask it bluntly, what do you want to know about the current state of academic podcasting? (feel free to respond on the list or directly to me).
We’ll hopefully be moving the project forward next year and making our pilot fly, so please also feel free to be in touch about that too if you're working or planning to work on similar projects.
Dr. Ian M. Cook
Central European University