Posts Tagged ‘ education ’

Go To College, Get An iPad

Mar 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad

Seton Hill University, a Catholic liberal-arts university based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has announced plans to give an Apple iPad to every full-time student in fall 2010. According to the school: The iPad initiative kicks off the University’s Griffin Technology Advantage Program. This new program provides students with the best in technology and collaborative learning tools, […]

Podcasting For Kids

Dec 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts

Scholastic has published a short guide to podcasting for kids. In all their forms, podcasts have become a popular classroom activity during the past five years—iTunes is now populated with streams from hundreds of K–12 schools across the country. Some student podcasts are simply recorded versions of history or book reports. But today, podcasts coming […]

ProfCast Educational Podcasting Solution Updated

Apr 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting Software

Humble Daisy’s ProfCast 2.5.0 – a lecture recording and podcast creation solution – has been updated with new functionality and bug fixes. Among the most significant additions to ProfCast is the ability to export recordings in the .m4v format. “A lot of users have requested the the ability to share their recordings in the .m4v […]

CourseCast Updated With Live Broadcasting Support

Apr 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Software, Streaming Video, Video Podcasts

Panopto has announced the availability of the latest version of its free lecture publishing platform, CourseCast 2.1, and several new features including live broadcasting and usage analytics. CourseCast is a client-server application designed to make it easy to capture and publish lectures and presentations as podcasts and streaming media. CourseCast 2.1 includes a simplified user […]

UK Primary Grades Won’t Dump History For Twitter, After All

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

A week or so ago, we wrote about reports that changes to curriculum in grade schools in the UK would forsake “studying things like the Second World War and the Victorians in favor of Twitter, Wikipedia and podcasts.” A review of, and updates to, the country’s centrally-proscribed curriculum would have meant requiring student fluency in […]

UK Schools Dumping History For Twitter, Wikipedia & Podcasts

Mar 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General

The Guardian reports that UK primary schools may soon dump studying things like the Second World War and the Victorians in favor of Twitter, Wikipedia and podcasts: The proposed curriculum, which would mark the biggest change to primary schooling in a decade, strips away hundreds of specifications about the scientific, geographical and historical knowledge pupils […]

“Podcasting Is The Most Underappreciated, Underutilized Media Ever”

Feb 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting

Computerworld’s Mike Elgan has posted an interesting opinion piece, in which he calls podcasting “the most underappreciated, underutilized media ever”: Podcasting is the most underappreciated, underutilized media ever. Some people never try it. And many who do wind up giving it up unimpressed. Too bad. A new study (Lecture Podcast Listeners Outperform Class Attendees) found that […]

George Lucas Brings His Vision For The Future Of Education To iTunes

Sep 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts

Edutopia, a project of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, has announced that it’s now offering free downloadable video podcasts on iTunes U (iTunes link), a dedicated area of the iTunes Store that offers free education audio and video. Here, Lucas discusses his thoughts on visual learning and education: Edutopia is now offering on iTunes U its […]

Students: Podcasts No Substitute For Teachers

Sep 10th, 2008 | By | Category: General

  Students at the University of Western Sydney are circulating a petition asking for cuts in their fees, as the university uses podcasts to extend it “virtual classroom”. Some students, though, like Tammy Lawlor, are not impressed with the University’s podcasts.  “The isolated learning experience is not satisfying for me,” says Ms Lawlor. Lawlor said that in […]

Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem

Sep 1st, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts

If Lord Vader, the dark lord of the Sith, were a high school math teacher, this is probably how he would explain the Pythagorean Theorem. Via learnmegood – a third-grade math teacher in Dallas, TX.