BBC Radio 4 – My Teacher Is an App

Presented by Sarah Montague, BBC Radio 4 have created a new three part series called ‘My Teacher Is an App’ that explores the changes in education being brought about by technology.

York St John University staff and students can access the recordings using BoB (Box of Broadcasts). To listen to the recordings, click on the links below and login with your YSJ username & password.

The Classroom of the Future (1/3)

In the first episode, Sarah travels to Silicon Valley to look at schools and to explore what the classroom of the future will look like.

The University of the Future (2/3)

In the second episode, Sarah looks at the future of Universities and in particular MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Are these free open online courses the answer to the current issues faced in Higher Education?

An Education Revolution? (3/3)

In the final episode of the series, Sarah is back in the UK (King’s College, London) to host a debate on what the classroom of the future should look like and she asks whether Britain’s schools and universities should follow in America’s footstep.

We would be interested to hear about your thoughts on the series, do you agree with what is being discussed? Please share you thoughts using the comments feature below… 

If you have any issues accessing the recordings, then please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the TEL team: 


This series was brought to our attention by Maggie Holmes (@MaggieHolmes1), an academic from YSJ International who teaches on the on the International Foundation Programme and the Pre-Sessional Programme – thanks Maggie!

Daniel Mackley

Daniel’s role is to identify staff learning needs and strategically design, deliver and evaluate development interventions related to the effective use of current and emerging Technology Enhanced Learning tools in Higher Education. Working to the Learning & Teaching Development annual objectives and the TEL quality framework, he pro-actively supports and develops staff in their use of technology to enhance the student learning experience. Daniel is also the lead for the teams iPad Project.

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