Friday, 20 June 2008

Minister models the use of podcasts

Hon. Minister with Prof. Heppell recording podcast
Such is the interest in the ongoing education transformation process, that the Hon. Minister has frequently been asked to record a podcast of the presentation given to up to 64 Ministers of Education at the international 'Moving Young Minds' conference in London earlier this year. (See earlier post). There is still major international interest in the Cayman story and we are frequently being contacted by a range of countries for more information. (For original Ministry blog entry click here).
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I was really pleased this week therefore that I could, at last, actually set it up. Accompanied by Professor Stephen Heppell, the Hon. Minister recorded his first ever podcast with the introduction by Professor Heppell, as was the case in London. The completed podcast will be accompanied by the slide show of images used in the original presentation.
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Apart from the podcast actually being completed, it also models the use of technology for students, teachers and parents. Students are actively being encouraged to use new technologies - the more we can model, promote and encourage the better.
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When the technicalities are completed, the podcast will be able to be downloaded from this blog site as well as the Ministry's
Brighter Futures website.
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