Whew, this is fun! Without much effort, I have added another 5 interviews, each under 5 minutes, for my upcoming article on digital net audio, You can find all 11 and (more as I add ’em) on the mcli Forum Spring 2005 Podcast. Joining the crowd, and rounding out some of the gender gap thanks to this morning’s call for help, are:
* D’Arcy Norman, University of Calgary
* Sherri Vokey, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
* Bert Kimura, Osaka Gakuin University (Japan)
* Susan Smith Nash, Excelsior College (New York) and Xplanazine writer
* Sue Lister, Ontaria Canada (she made it easy by sending my a URL for her own podcast response to my questions)
I’ll be gathering a few more through the end of next week (I am on break through March 21)– now looking to widen the geographic reach (although I’ve chatted to Japan just today).
This is so easy to do, especially after a few are done. Call up on Skype / iChat, hit record in WireTapPro, ask the questions, save as MP3, import into Audacity, delete the gaps and umms, and then export again to more compressed MP3 (I am doing a 32 bitrate- I may have been able to go lower, but the files sizes are now a reasonable 600-1100k).
Look at me, the iPodless Podcaster…
Interesting that all 11 I spoke to have an iPod, and a number of them had 2 or 3. Most are making use of podcast content. We are getting some interesting ideas on how it might be used for learning. I have started also asking more about the possibilities for students being the content creators as a first order thought is in the vein of the faculty as broadcaster.
Will Richardson pointed out something I had not thought of– as you listen there is no way to make notes or even “bookmark” the audio for details worth coming back to. And Susan Smith Nash emphasized the importance of a well written text summary of audio content.
Good stuff comin’ in via the digital air waves. Let me know if you have 5 minutes to spare the week of March 21 and I’ll give you a Skype call.
Thanks to everyone for playing.