Video interviews with retired BBC colleagues for the British Library project is leading me to draw together ways School Radio teacher/producers became creative. The process. Its features. The transferability to modern distance learning – online teaching, and for HE lecturing with limited resources. The growing realisation that performance as a teaching tool scattered around these pages may also be especially relevant for trainee teachers who may expect to be taught how to teach online themselves.

Create memorable moments: A matter of attitude.

Ironing board thinking: provide a ‘mobile platform’ for variety of backgrounds.

Lecturers work together: buddy system fosters creative ideas and is more fun.

Online Teaching for Engagement

“BBC training for an Education Radio Producer is relevant to online teaching in HE. Performance as a tool in student engagement is particularly valuable both for lecturers and to meet future demands of trainee teachers required to teach online ”.
                    A proposal for the Middlesex UKPSF Recognition Scheme (MURS).

Each web page features video examples of good practice,and practical demonstrations of creative methods. The relevance of a visceral approach to creative online teaching is explored:


    1. 20 years making education radio broadcasts, their publications and the first computer software.
    2. Open University BBC Production Centre HE Multimedia.
    3. 8 years of FE teaching.
    4. UCL Video HEA Consultancy for ARENA staff training 2013-19.
    5. Current: Dissertation Support Team Tutor, School of Health and Education.

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Some videos are transcribed. Scripts exist for some videos. Ways to write scripts quickly are demonstrated as good practice. Some captioning contain information in videos demonstrate how to create quality teaching resources. See MDX website statement The site isn’t currently fully usable for users with access needs and will be revised to fully comply with the MDX Accessibility Policy.