Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'podcasting'

Lecture Capture on a Budget

We have written before about the benefits of lecture capture, but most classrooms on Columbia's campus do not have built in hardware to record and publish lectures. At the same time, the cost of hand-held video recorders and flash memory...

Defining Standards for Web Media Delivery: A Case Study

For eleven years, CCNMTL has provided cutting-edge media services for courses and projects at Columbia University. Our media services initially relied heavily on streaming media (via RealMedia and QuickTime servers), but we have come to favor downloadable media (in the...

ECAR Bulletin on Capturing Lectures: A Sticky Wicket

The Educause Center for Applied Research has released a research bulletin, "Capturing Lectures: A Sticky Wicket" by Joshua Kim, Dartmouth College. ECAR Abstract: "this research bulletin describes how the formerly separate domains of lecture capture technologies and the emerging options...

Using Audio As a Teaching Tool

Audio can be used in numerous academic contexts, from music to language instruction, as well as archival recordings of lectures. Making audio content available online can be an excellent way to reach students, who can listen from any location and at any time, provided they have a computer with an Internet connection.

Lecture Capture Benefits Noted

The demand for lecture capture continues to grow on campuses and some studies show that the benefits are clear. Here are three different perspectives on the topic: A 2008 survey of almost 7,500 University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate found that an...

"Lecture Capture: What Can Be Automated?" (EDUCAUSE Quarterly)

While this Educause article relates mostly on to the conversion from audiotape lecture-capture system to a digital one, there are interesting lessons to be learned from a school that has been recording lectures for a long time as they might...

Barix InStreamer Helps Simplifying Lecture Recordings

As demand from CUMC students grew for recording course lectures, it was clear that the handheld recorders being used were not going to handle the increased load. After some research, two classrooms at CUMC where outfitted with Barix InStreamer devices....

Teaching and Learning with Podcasting

Article adapted with permission from University of Wisconsin-Madison Educators interested in educational technology are rediscovering the power of the spoken word by utilizing new technologies to communicate with students outside the traditional classroom. Podcasting is a new medium that enables...

Podcasting Basics

What is podcasting? Podcasting is a form of media delivery in which audio files are published to the Internet for users to download to their personal computers or portable media players. When new files are added to the podcast, users...

Understanding Podcasting Icons

Problem: You want to subscribe to a podcast, but you are unsure of which of the subscription icons you should choose. Here is a rundown of the typical icons used by most podcasters. Podcast RSS The RSS icon designates an...

AAC Versus MP3 for Podcasts

Podcasters have to decide which audio encoding format to use for their podcast. There are two main options, MP3 or AAC. At CCNMTL, we have chosen the AAC format. There is much debate on the merits of each format --...

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