Remote Teaching podcast: From the Beatles to Beefheart - Part 1/2
Posted on: 21 April 2020 by Dr Tunde Varga-Atkins in General
What do Beatles pop songs and experimental jazz by Captain Beefhart & His Magic Band have to do with remote teaching?
Please tune in to our podcast to find out as I talk to four lecturers from the University of Liverpool talking about their experiences as a result of the #COVID-19 pandemic.
(Remote Teaching Podcast: Part 1/2 Transcript)
In a recent, February podcast on digital education by Professor Neil Selwyn interviewing Sian Bayne the main backdrop was Brexit. It is April, and how quickly things have moved on! Our guests were Dr Anna O’Connor from Orthoptics, Prof Diana Jeater from History, Dr James Gaynor from Chemistry, and Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Politics, who shared their rollercoaster ride with their transition to remote teaching.
(from top left, clockwise: Dr James Gaynor, Prof Diana Jeater, Dr Anna O’Connor, and Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg)
I asked our guests to relate their experiences in terms of a piece of art: a painting, a music piece or anything else. See their choices at the end of this blog post and tune in to hear our guests to find out why.
Across the globe, you might express the same experiences in terms of different cultural metaphors and points of reference. We would love to hear what art piece would best describe your experiences with remote teaching: please share on Twitter and copy us into the conversation @LivUniCIE #remoteteaching.
Tunde Varga-Atkins (podcast host)
Chris Loxham (podcast producer)
Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool
Links to art works relating to our guests’ remote teaching experiences:
- A Beatles pop song
- Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Sweet Sweet Bulbs
- Jacques Brel: Ne Me quitte Pas
- Christmas songs on tap: e.g. Christmas compilation 2019
- Munch: The Scream – a similar sentiment is expressed by another lecturer through music:
I'm sure a few @UofGlasgow lecturers can relate 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ifoiK4mNS5— Greig Gallagher (@greiggallagher) April 17, 2020
Further links by Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg:
- Spotify: Jacques Brel Primer Playlist for anyone who might need an introduction;
- Politics student podcasts mentioned in the podcast above: via Spotify: Politics Hour or Soundcloud: Politics Hour;
- Stuart’s ‘Quarantune’ Spotify playlist.
Keywords: Remote Teaching, Covid, COVID19, University, Online Teaching, Staff experiences, Student experiences, Wellbeing, Art, Metaphors.