The preposterously easy-to-use Google+ Hangouts, which among other features, allows you to record video directly to YouTube, has lowered the barrier to entry enough to allow for the creation of a ProfHacker podcast. (Technically, this is the *return* of the ProfHacker podcast, as there was an “episode 1″ three years ago, featuring Merlin Mann, but three years is a pretty long break, even by academic standards.)
In this installment, Amy, Brian, Jeff, Natalie, Ryan and I discuss back-to-school: what we’re doing to get ready, what we’d like to be different this year, and so forth:
(You can grab the audio file of the podcast here.)
It’s a first effort, so there’s, um, room for growth, but hopefully it’s interesting to folks. And while it’s foolhardy to make public promises after a single instance, we’re currently scheduled to be back in two weeks to talk about syllabuses, apps, and more.
ProfHacker posts mentioned in this episode include:
- Natalie’s “What’s Your Back-to-School Ritual?”
- My “Bad Meetings Are Your Fault”
- Natalie’s “From the Archives” series, especially “On Syllabi and Course Design.”