tarabrabazon's podcast
Welcome to Tara Brabazon's Podcast. Popular culture. Media. Education. Media Literacy.

Tara presents a podcast version of a talk she delivered for doctoral candidates at the University of the West of Scotland.  This talk is followed by commentary and conversation by the PhD students, offering recommendations and advice for completing a doctorate in the minimum time.

Tara talks with Professor David McGillivray about leisure and leisure studies, work and higher education, media and dissemination.  David is the Professor of Event and Digital Cultures at the University of the West of Scotland.  His innovative work is also creating powerful and innovative opportunities for doctoral students in thinking about the trajectory and potential of their research.

Tara talks with Dr Kevin Moore about the National Football Museum.  Kevin reflects on the nature of sport studies and museum studies, particularly through Brexit.  Popular culture remains a key area of future study and attention in the contemporary museum.

Tara offers a podcast version of her Keynote Address for the Fourth European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL).  This presentation was delivered in Prague on October 10, 2016.


The session explores the impact of the 3Ds - digitization, deterritorialization and disintermediation - on social justice, education, teaching, learning, citizenship and librarianship.  Tara shows the potential of and for librarians in creating a reintermediated future.

Direct download: 3D_Librarian_-_information_literacy_in_an_accelerated_age.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15pm VET

Tara and Steve probe leisure studies, exploring the transformations to work and education.  Particularly, we explore the changes to leisure studies and its ambivalent relationship with physical cultural studies.

Direct download: Beyond_leisure_studies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm VET

Tara and Steve probe the value of a book chapter.  Through research evaluation programmes - like the RAE, REF and the ERA - the book chapter is often discredited and undermined.  Yet is the status of the book chapter transforming through digitization, deterritorialization and disintermediation? 

Direct download: Time_to_rethink_the_value_of_a_book_chapter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm VET

Tara and Steve introduce and welcome the term 'nanolearning.'  What is it and how can it operate with flipped learning and open educational resources?  They explore the potential of nanolearning to enliven analogue and digital teaching and learning.

Direct download: Nanolearning.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm VET

This podcast is derived from a seminar on Richard and Daniel Susskind's book, The Future of the Professions.  This group of Flinders postgraduates and staff probe this book and if / how digitization transforms the professions.

Direct download: Is_there_a_future_for_the_professions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05pm VET

Direct download: Thinking_about_video_reflexive_ethnography_with_Julie_Simpson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:06pm VET

Tara introduces the vexed and complex issue of authorship during a doctoral programme.  How is authorship to be discussed during a PhD supervisory relationship, and how is authorship regulated and managed?

Direct download: Authorship_-_a_lunchtime_supervisor_seminar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22pm VET