Tuesday, January 31, 2006
"Now a new tool, CourseCasting is working to improve students’ academic achievements by allowing them to download and replay an entire professor’s lecture at their own convenience. "
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
"One reason podcasting is effective in the classroom, Schmit says, is that it can be used in every subject."
"Podcasting teachers should imagine they're instructing one student, advises Maurice Matiz, director of Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. "There is a close, personal relationship between the podcaster and the person who is listening," he said."
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
"After he wrapped up his Wednesday Intro to Psychology lecture — a lecture in which he spoke for 50 minutes about such things as “causal research hypothesis” — Garbin returned to his office on the second floor of Burnett Hall and began the process of making the 20th-century lecture available with 21st-century technology."
"Think about it. Recording lectures is easy. So, too, is the process of putting that recording online for student access. Students download the file to their desktop or laptop computer, then load it onto their mp3 player. In addition to their own lectures, instructors also could post unlimited supplemental material."
"The BBC has been experimenting with podcasting since 2004 and says demand has grown. In May 2005 it made 20 programmes available for download and is extending the trial into this year "in order to gain a better understanding of listeners' preferences". These, remember, are specific listeners, not a general audience. Yet the fact that they are making defined choices is significant."
"The chart also revealed that nearly two million downloads took place during the BBC podcasting trials over December."
"This fall, professors across the state began to experiment with putting audio and visual files of their classes online. Now, during the spring semester, more are allowing students to watch or listen to course content on computers and, if they wish, download it onto their MP3 players or cell phones, following a national trend that emerged in 2004."
Friday, January 20, 2006
"At 49, Pat Firmat became aware that one of the most prominent changes in campus life since 1978 when she earned her first degree at the University of Florida was the replacement of the typewriter with a relatively new novelty called the computer."
"Professors across the country and across UCF are jumping on the podcasting, or coursecasting as it is sometimes called, bandwagon."
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
""We're very excited to be able to offer this new communications tool," said Gail Chesterfield, acting chancellor for the East Central Region, which includes the Muncie, Anderson and Marion campuses."
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
"University of California Television (UCTV) is now offering video podcasts ("vodcasts") of programs for healthcare professionals in need of timely disaster preparedness information when and where they want it."
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
"Steve Jobs opened the Macworld Expo Tuesday morning in San Francisco with a rousing keynote speech. The Apple CEO announced the first new Intel-based Mac—the iMac Duo Core and the MacBook Pro."
"The UK's key education and technology event, BETT 2006, begins tomorrow (January 11), and podcasting seems set to emerge as a critical technology at the show."
Friday, January 06, 2006
"The Regional Educational Technology Center's (RETC) weekly podcast, Techpod, Podcast for Teachers, was honored with the 2005 Innovation Award for educational leadership in the field of professional development..."
"...a vodcast (video podcast) of Greenpeace on iTunes that details how global warming could endanger the lives of polar bears!"
Thursday, January 05, 2006
"Podcasts will become a welcome part of the benefit communications toolkit. More organizations are paying attention to this new communications medium and beginning to experiment with it."
"...record her lectures and put them online, where students - or anyone, really - can download them, play them on a computer, an iPod or any similar audio device, and learn all about mass communication."
"Ricky Gervais, creator and star of the BBC comedy The Office has topped the charts in the United States and Britain with his podcast, a new format that lets users download audio or video programming."
"The Student Filmmakers Showcase, or “SFS TV,” is coming soon to a portable vodcast near you."
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
"eMagin Corp. has unveiled its new Eyebud 800, an iPod-compatible wearable display."
"Advanced Technology Office, LLC (ATO) announced today the iSee video recorder for iPod, the first and only portable media player that enables users to record video content directly onto most Apple iPods and then view it on a high-quality 3.6 inch
"The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will podcast commentaries on genocide."
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
"The Mac Pro Podcast is an exciting new syndicated program. Each week, the vidcast covers Macintosh-related news, tips, tutorials and troubleshooting as it relates to a multimedia production environment."
"Podcasts offer exercise-minded listeners a few nuances that most magazines, Web sites and books do not: a human voice, a sense of environment (some podcasts are taped during a race or training session) and immediacy (most are taped and aired quickly)."
"Binghamton University is catching the wave of the latest technological trend to hit higher education: podcasting."