Lecturecasting with Audio and Video

While not the pinnacle of innovative technology integration, lecturecasting CAN provide transformative learning experiences for students as well as instructors. When students are absent, want to revisit portions of a lecture for clarification, or when a geographically distant student wants to attend part or all of a course, lecturecasting can be a wonderful thing. In this session we'll explore free options for sharing audio as well as video lecturecasts. Demonstrated software programs and web services will include Podcast Generator, Ustream, Blip.tv, Podesk, Audacity, Switch, Wordpress, and Posterous.

This is a proposed session for ODLA 2010 on 12 November 2010.

Sample Lecturecast Channels

  1. Audio with Podcast Generator: cicpodcasts.speedofcreativity.org (Fall 2010 UNT - Course website)
  2. Video with Ustream: t4t.blip.tv (Spring 2010 UCO - Course website)

Tutorial / Explanatory Posts

  1. Creating a course audio lecturecast (podcast) with Podcast Generator (Sep 2010)
  2. Lecturecasting on a Shoestring with a Macbook, Ustream, CamTwist, MPEG Streamclip and Blip.tv (Jan 2010)

Referenced Tools

  1. Podcast Generator
  2. Ustream
  3. Blip.tv
  4. Podesk
  5. Audacity
  6. Switch
  7. Wordpress (and Wordpress.com)
  8. Posterous
  9. iPadio
  10. Sony ICD PX820 - digital voice recorder
  11. MPEG Streamclip
  12. NADY Wireless Mic
  13. MAudio Mobile Pre
  14. CamTwist
  15. UStream Broadcaster

Other Good Ideas

  1. Course FAQ (with Screencasts and Google Form) - faqt4t.blogspot.com

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