Apr 102018
 
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Tonight’s podcast brought myself and John Coster together with Ben, Gerhard and Dominika for a chat about inter-cultural experiences, learning, video blogging, and some other random stuff – mainly me getting on my soapbox and having a rant about the French!

Mar 282018
 
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For the last week or so, John and myself have been in Cambodia doing some teaching and research work with the American University of Phnom Penh. We met some fantastic students and experienced Cambodian life and culture. It was my first time in Cambodia and it was completely different to how I expected it. We chat in this edition of the DIY-DMU podcast about scratching the surface, not making any assumptions and honoring the proud traditions of Khemer life, both in the city and at Angkor Wat.

Feb 272018
 
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In today’s podcast John and I met up with Emily Wallis and Karl Letten who are DMU’s Fairtrade champions, and we talked about the relevance and importance of ethical and accountable trading.

Fair Trade is about offering a fair deal to the producers from across the world that grow, make and produce the products we all enjoy.

Perhaps the best known fair trade label is the Fairtrade Mark, which can be found on over 4,500 different Fairtrade certified products in the UK – including: coffee, cotton, flowers and a variety of skincare products.

The Fairtrade Mark certifies that a product has met international Fairtrade standards. These standards ensure better prices, decent working conditions, sustainable practises and fair terms of trade for farmers. It also signifies that a Fairtrade premium – an additional sum of money on top of the Fairtrade minimum price – has been paid. This premium is used to invest in social, environmental and economic projects, as decided democratically by the business or the community.

Put simply, the Fairtrade Mark certifies that the farmers and workers involved in the production of an item are treated and paid fairly.

Feb 202018
 
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Another vibrant and absorbing podcast again this evening, with a range of views and opinions from Mike, J, Ben, Tina, John and myself. The theme tonight was the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that is being promoted by the National Union of Students across the UK, and what we might do to incorporate the sustainability objectives into our courses and learning opportunities.

Feb 062018
 
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In tonight’s DIY-DMU podcast John and I chatted about travelling and the way that our expectations about community media are different in some of the places and countries that we’ve visited, and what it is that people value about community media and the way it is part of different cultures.

Jan 232018
 
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This is the fifth DIY-DMU podcast. Taking part this evening along with John Coster and Rob Watson was Dave, Mike and Rhianna. Sorry, I forgot to take a photo, so I decided to use this one instead.

Jan 162018
 
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Here’s the latest edition of the DIY-DMU podcast. Tonight it was John Coster and myself discussing how our attitudes to social media are also changing the way we think about our non-media social experiences.

Jan 092018
 
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The first DIY-DMU podcast for 2018 gave John, Rob, Gerhard and Dominica a chance to talk about issues and challenges in community and social media, and what we can learn by helping people to find a voice to deal with some of these challenges. 

Dec 132017
 
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Tonight John and Rob were joined by some DMU Communication Arts students as we discussed the differences between the millennial generation, and generation x, and how they view technology, creativity and collaboration.

Dec 062017
 
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Tonight is the first DIY-DMU podcast, in which Dave, Mike, John and myself met up to talk about the different approaches we have to learning, and the kind of things we do to make our learning easier. We recorded the podcast in the concourse of the DMU Queens building. We will be running this podcast session each week, if you are a DMU student or member of staff, you can get involved via DMU Talk. Each week we’ll try and bring a guest so we can broaden the conversation and discuss whatever is on our minds at the time.