Matt Pasiewicz has an interesting wide-ranging audio (MP3) interview with Clifford Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information. I've heard Cliff speak three or four times and he was very generous with his time and advice at the meeting nearly a year ago which resulted in the formation of the Public Service Publisher initiative which I chair. A very thoughtful person -- good listening for the education, library and public media communities. Link: EDUCAUSE. --Dennis
"The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one
place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to
teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore
issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. ¶ Most of the producers of these programs are educators, who have found
an avenue through which they can share their knowledge, insights, and
passions for teaching and learning and for the stories that they relish
and teach. The directory will grow as more people come forward with
their stories and ideas, and we hope that you will start to share your
ideas with the larger education community by producing your own program. ..." Link: epnweb.org.
Stephen Downes writes: "PowerPoint Slides and MP3 Audio of my presentation today at the Transitions in Advanced Learning Conference in Ottawa. In this talk I discuss the changing nature of knowledge and learning, illustrate how this changing nature leads to what is being called Web 2.0o, and outline the nature and success factors involved in designing learning resources and services in this environment. ..." Link: Stephen's Web.
... Under the arrangement [with Public Radio International], Duke professors will be able to use portions of popular public-radio shows like "This American Life" and "Studio 360" in class at no charge. And students will be able to download some of the shows to their portable MP3 players. ... Link: Chronicle of Higher Education.
Audible, which sells audio books and periodicals, has teamed up with publisher Pearson Education to bring more downloadable learning products to college students. ¶ Under the deal, announced Friday, audio products developed by the two companies will be available for download on Audible.com, the companies said. Learning materials can be downloaded to different devices such as smart wireless devices and portable music players including Apple Computer's iPod. ... Link: CNET News.com.
Abstract: The technical requirements for widespread deployment of broadband
video over the Internet are rapidly being met. But a harder challenge
remains: how can video–based technologies promote collaboration and
learning? ¶ We present a case study: the MusicGrid Project. Running from 2002 to
2004 with partners in several Canadian and international locations,
this modestly funded initiative ran over one hundred successful
multi–site education and performance sessions. The rationale,
development, and operation of the project are discussed, along with
general lessons learned. We believe that our experience and the
opportunities and issues identified will be useful to all those
interested in large–scale, video–based collaboration projects. ... Link: First Monday.
Robin Good writes: "Although Podcasting and, more recently, Vodcasting (or video-casting) have taken the online world by storm, with geeks and their like adopting these new RSS 2.0-based digital content broadcasting and distribution technologies with huge enthusiasm, their impact outside of geek-dom has, so far, been quite limited. ¶ However, in a recent white paper (PDF) published by Peter Meng, a Technical Business Analyst at the University of Missouri, the potential impact and application of these technologies in the world of education is analyzed in a clearly written and thorough manner. ¶ The white paper, entitled "Podcasting & Vodcasting – Definitions, Discussions & Implications" and published in March 2005, provides a non-geeky description of how these technologies work, the software and hardware required, the potential applications within a higher education context and the implications on an educational organization's IT infrastructure that may result from potential wide-spread adoption among teachers and students. ..." Link: Robin Good weblog.