Demo at ICET 2006

Hi folks, thanks for coming to our corner for the demo-cum-hands-on. The software and hardware which we have used for the demo is:
Voice recording device:
1. Creative MuVo mp3 player
Voice editing software (FREE open-source):
1. Audacity
and you may to download the Lame mp3 decoder to convert audio files to mp3 format
Platform (FREE 500MB space)
Our demo podcast channels (find your first podcast here if you have tried hands-on):
1. ICET2006Demo1
2. ICET2006Demo2
In summary, you need these to start podcast/audioblogging:
1. a voice recording device
2. an online storage space/platform
Enjoy !

Free podcast hosting service

wenmin juz came over and introduced me to this cool site, podOmatic, where you can create an account, upload and host voice files/podcasts for FREE.
juz created an account and took a look at some stats:
Storage and bandwidth
Bandwidth Quota: You have used 0 Bytes of 15 GB bandwidth allowed for the month
Reset Date: Your bandwidth quota will reset to zero on Fri Sep 15 20:39:10 PDT 2006.
Storage Quota: You are using 5.8 KB of 500 MB storage allowed.
500MB should allow a teacher/student to upload quite a number of voice recordings 🙂
check it out 🙂

Podcasting gaining foothold

Nielson//NetRatings released a report:

6.6 percent of the U.S. adult online population, or 9.2 million Web users, have recently downloaded an audio podcast; 4.0 percent, or 5.6 million Web users, have recently downloaded a video podcast. These figures put the podcasting population on a par with those who publish blogs, 4.8 percent, and online daters, 3.9 percent.

Looks like podcasting has overtaken blogging as the next popular online activity? The full report goes here.

Sharing at AECT Research Symposia

juz completed my sharing at the aect research symposium, had a total of 8 pple in the room and we had some good discussions. just to re-capture some of the things discussed while memory’s still fresh. “control” was brought up by elizabeth, on the empowerment of students with control with the use of blogs, there may be teachers who arent comfortable with this way of working. she brought up an interesting metaphor stating that one day, teaching may just “hook on” to the tails of any form of technology and taps on the potentials/affordances. looking at blogging as a phenomenon as a whole, edublogging could be just that. given that students are already actively blogging, bringing blogging into the classroom is hooking on and riding on the tail; jim observed the possibilities of allowing soldiers in training to blog/podcast, and making it as a channel for soliders in different countries to exchange and learn abt the differences in their culture. susan shared abt marie clay’s book (an australian) on literacy and control of language which i shall hunt down to read. another though-provoking book which susan shared was vandijk’s “the deepening divide”.
my heartfelt gratitude goes to all who were in the room. as i mentioned at the beginning, ??????, thank you one and all for the ideas put forward. the slide that i have used goes here.

here’s the paper (: