Andrew Middleton is Head of Innovation & Professional Development at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He leads the Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group - a network of academics, developers and learning technologists. MELSIG is interested in exploring how new digital media, including audio, video, social and smart media, can be used to improve the student experience of learning. Andrew publishes regularly and is best known for innovative studies on audio feedback, assessment, smart device learning and educational podcasting.
Digital Voices describes how the recorded voice is being used to enhance post-compulsory teaching and learning: podcasting, user-generated media assignments and audio feedback are a few of the 50 ideas explored here. Twenty four authors from the UK have produced essays, case studies and a set of inspirational and innovative digital media techniques - all grounded in progressive educational theory.