Tuesday, January 31, 2006

CourseCasting creates capability for lectures via iPods

"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

Students and teachers hit the podcasts

"One reason podcasting is effective in the classroom, Schmit says, is that it can be used in every subject."

College Students Get Podcast Lecture Options

"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

UNL prof puts the 'p' in podcasting

"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."

Podcasting into the future

"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."

Why podcasting could turn into a cash cow

"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."

BBC Release First Podcast Chart

"The chart also revealed that nearly two million downloads took place during the BBC podcasting trials over December."

Podcasts for class. New way to learn?

"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

Professors work to keep pace with tech-savvy college students

"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."

UCF professors play with podcasting in classes

"Professors across the country and across UCF are jumping on the podcasting, or coursecasting as it is sometimes called, bandwagon."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ivy Tech promotes itself via podcast

""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

UCTV Offers Video Podcasts of Disaster Preparedness Series

"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

Macworld Podcast #20: Expo keynote

"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."

Podcasting for education to explode in 2006

"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

RETC's 'Podcast for Teachers' Receives National Award

"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..."

The Fuels We Burn Could Kill Polar Bears

"...a vodcast (video podcast) of Greenpeace on iTunes that details how global warming could endanger the lives of polar bears!"

Thursday, January 05, 2006

New frontier for benefit communications

"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."

UC podcasting trial merges education with technology

"...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."

Gervais tops podcast charts

"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."

SFS TV is World's First Program of Its Kind

"The Student Filmmakers Showcase, or “SFS TV,” is coming soon to a portable vodcast near you."

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

CES: Wearable display makes video iPod go big-screen

"eMagin Corp. has unveiled its new Eyebud 800, an iPod-compatible wearable display."

iSee, The First Video Recorder For iPod To Debut At CES

"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
LCD screen."

U.S. Holocaust Museum launches podcast

"The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will podcast commentaries on genocide."

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

iPod Video Film Festival

"The Flux iPod video Film Festival brings these groups together by creating the first film festival specifically for content formatted to play on the iPod video."

Monday, January 02, 2006

Lights, Camera, Podcast; New Show Launched

"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."

Downloading your way to better fitness

"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)."

BU turns to podcasting as way to enhance learning

"Binghamton University is catching the wave of the latest technological trend to hit higher education: podcasting."