Testing, one-two: A lecturer is pioneering podcast teaching, writes Margaret Cook

October 10, 2005

OCCASIONALLY, academic John Carmichael has been forced to take peculiar measures to record what he calls “fireside chats” for his off-campus students.

Once he recorded a chat from under a bed. It may not have been the most comfortable position but it helped to drown out the noise of excited six-year-olds at a birthday party in another room. More recently, he recorded from inside a walk-in wardrobe at his home, partly to get away from his boisterous wolfhound puppy but also because “the clothing dampens external sounds”.

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