Monday, December 15, 2008

RPP #77: Interview: Mediasite by Sonic Foundry and Podsafe for Peace

  • Interview with John Pollard, Technical Product Manager, Sonic Foundry
    • Features and benefits of the Mediasite class capture system
      • Web-enhanced learning: online lectures, distance learning, continuing education
      • Enable students to review complicated material repeatedly at their convenience
      • Integrate with course management systems, like Blackboard
Duration: 30:31

Friday, December 05, 2008

RPP #76: Interview with Dr. Bobbe Baggio on Learning Meta-Trends

  • Interview with Dr. Bobbe Baggio, Director of the Graduate Program in Instructional Technology Management at LaSalle University and CEO of Advantage Learning Technologies, Inc.
    • Dr. Baggio is a recognized expert in applying psychology and neuroscience to the design of instruction and learning materials
    • We discussed the 7 meta-trends for the future of learning:
      1. Technology is improving, continuing to evolve but it alone does not make a difference in the learning.
      2. The paradigm for what we call learning is dramatically changing.
      3. Learner participation, whether with Web 2.0 tools, grassroots video or virtual communities, is extremely important.
      4. Our boundaries are going away, so anywhere, anytime, ubiquitous learning is increasing.
      5. Portable content that is accessible and usable is powerful.
      6. Connecting people through the network has expanded, and tools that recognize connections will make these connections richer and more fluid. Intelligent searching has eclipsed the need for metadata and tags (SCORM is dead) and mashups are in.
      7. 3D representations like 2nd Life and Peoplesburg are growing and finding their way into research, training and learning circles rapidly.
  • Podsafe Music Selection from the Podsafe Music Network
    • "10p Mix" - by Amplifico, a talented young band from Edinburgh, Scotland. This is one of the most played songs on the Podsafe Music Network.
      Buy at Amazon
Duration: 33:37

Monday, November 03, 2008

RPP #75: Interview with Dr. John Flores of the United States Distance Learning Association

  • Podsafe Music Selection from Magnatune
    • "Winter Moon" by Rhonda Lorence - from the haunting new age viola album "Winter Moon" which stayed in the top 50 on the New Age Reporter charts for an entire year and was nominated for four Lifestyle Music Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist
Buy at Amazon

Duration: 25:55

Friday, October 17, 2008

RPP #74: Interview with Dr. Ken Hartman on National Distance Learning Week

  • Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News
    • Podcasting Helps Bump NPR’s Site Traffic Up 78% In One Year
    • What Was Sarah Palin's First Pet's Name? Lessons Learned About E-Mail Security
    • The Institutional Path for Change in This Age: Andragogy, not Pedagogy
    • Web 2.0 for the 21st Century Learner
    • Stanford Testing iPhone Application Suite
  • Interview with Dr. Ken Hartman, National Committee Chairman of National Distance Learning Week
    • November 10 - 14, 2008
    • Free Online Events: USDLA webinars, NASA, Florida Virtual School, New Mexico State University, Rochester Institute of Technology and others
    • Drexel University Events
      • Award to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, November 10
      • Award to First Lady, Laura Bush
      • Faculty Showcase, November 14

Duration: 20:22

Monday, September 22, 2008

RPP #73: Interview: SoftChalk LessonBuilder and Jim Boggia

  • SoftChalk Interview with Sue Evans, CEO and Founder and Steven Saltzberg, Marketing Director
    • SoftChalk LessonBuilder™ is a web lesson editor that lets you create engaging, interactive web lessons for your e-learning classroom. Graduate from PowerPoints and Word Docs to professional looking, interactive content for your students.
    • Features: pop-up annotations, crossword puzzles, hot-spot image quizzes, drag and drop matching, interactive time-lines and slide shows, flash cards, self-check questions, audio and video media, and more.
Buy at Amazon

Duration: 26:55

Friday, August 22, 2008

RPP #72: Blackboard World Interview: Wimba Collaboration Suite, and more Yael Naim

  • Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide & E-Learning News
    • The Power of Wikis in Higher Ed - Interview of Stewart Mader who discusses use of the wiki as a teaching tool
    • Google Insights for Search - new Google tool to research search terms such as 'podcasting' used over time
    • The Rise of Android - a new open source mobile operating system spearheaded by Google; gPhone not an iPhone yet
    • Podcamp Philly, the New Media Unconference, will be held on September 6th and 7th at Temple University
  • Interview: Matthew Wasowski, Director of Customer Programs, Wimba
    • Learn about the Wimba Collaboration Suite, e-learning tools for synchronous and asynchronous learning
    • Collaborative tools including, podcasting, content authoring, instant messaging
    • Unique applications: vocal discussion board and virtual classroom with "follow the speaker video"
    • Works with course management systems such as Angel, Blackboard, Desire to Learn, Moodle, and Sakai
Buy at Amazon

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

RPP #71: Blackboard World Interview: Mark Jones of Echo 360, and Blake Morgan

    • Live streaming for the iPhone on the way
    • Why podcasting never killed the radio star in China
    • Drexel University Online announces the launch of its new blog, e-Insights
    • Podcamp Philly, the New Media Unconference, will be held on September 6th and 7th at Temple University
  • Interview: Mark Jones, President, Echo360
    • Echo 360 was formed recently from the merger of Anystream (Apreso Classroom) and Lectopia
    • Learn about the EchoSystem platform for campus-wide automated lecture capture and playback
    • Playback modes:
      • Full rich media browser-based playback
      • Podcast
      • Enhanced podcast for video iPod
      • VODcast - full motion video for mobile devices
    • A/V capture appliance
    • New browser-based editor
    • Faculty self-publish feature
  • Podsafe Music Selection from the Podsafe Music Network
    • "Saccharine" - from the album Anger's Candy by Blake Morgan, who's successes as a recording artist and producer, have paired him with Lenny Kravitz, Lesley Gore, Phil Ramone, and others.
Buy at Amazon

Duration: 20:02

Friday, July 25, 2008

RPP #70: Blackboard World Interview: Blending Blackboard and Second Life, and Podsafe Summertime

    • Interview with Mauri Collins, DEd, Instructional Designer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
      • Dr. Collins is also an adjunct assistant professor at Boise State University, where she co-teaches an innovative course: Teaching and Learning in Second Life. She has been involved with computer-mediated communication since 1987 and worked in distance education since 1992.
      • Her presentation shared teacher and learner experiences for those who plan to teach using Second Life.
    • Second Life and Learning Spaces
      • "it's not just pixels on a screen"
      • "Testicle in the Sky" (Slurl) by DrDoug Pennell (SL) aka Dr. Douglas R. Danforth of Ohio State University
      • "Prim" - primitives, basic building blocks in SL
Buy at Amazon

Duration: 24:22

Friday, June 27, 2008

RPP #69: Interview: Elluminate Learning Suite and More Kitaro

    • Elluminate Live
      • Realtime collaboration for K-20 education
    • Elluminate Publish
      • Classroom recording archive
      • Audio only (for podcasting), and
      • Full-featured "Unplugged" recording
      • Video iPod version coming soon
    • Elluminate Plan
      • Allows scripting of classroom content and actions
      • Can be reused as a template for future instructor led classes
      • Allows reproducible interactive experiences for students
  • Podsafe Music Selection from IODA Promonet
The Essential KitaroKitaro
"A Passage Of Life" (mp3)
from "The Essential Kitaro"
(Domo Records)

Buy at Amazon

Duration: 31:59

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

RPP #68: Better Chemistry through E-Learning and more Yael Naim

Buy at Amazon

Duration: 26:08

Sunday, April 27, 2008

RPP #67: The CaffiNation Podcast Interview and Stress

Duration: 25:27

Friday, April 18, 2008

RPP #66: Desire2Learn Interview and New Soul

  • New Interview Recording Setup
    • Skype - make calls over the Internet to other Skype users free of charge and to landlines and cell phones for a fee

  • Desire2Learn - Interview with Kenneth Chapman, Lead Product Manager
    • Desire2Learn is recognized as a leader in educational enterprise software with a suite of applications, services, and support to power your learning infrastructure
    • We discuss their course management system including usability, single sign-on, portals, custom branding, blogs, wiki's, e-portfolios, and learning objects
    • Other software mentioned
Buy at Amazon
Duration: 25:30

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

RPP #65: Night Kitchen Interactive Interview and Bohemian Financial Rhapsody

    Duration: 23:29

    Friday, March 28, 2008

    RPP #64: Kryterion Webassessor and Podsafe New Age Viola

    • Kryterion Webassessor - Interview with Pam Cabalka, Executive Vice President, Kryterion (
      • Learn about Webassessor, Kryterion's scalable and integrated test creation and test delivery tool for online secured proctored testing
    • Podsafe Music Selection from Magnatune
      • "Winter Moon" by Rhonda Lorence - from the haunting new age viola album "Winter Moon" which stayed in the top 50 on the New Age Reporter charts for an entire year and was nominated for four Lifestyle Music Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist
      • Buy at Amazon
    Duration: 26:09

    Saturday, March 15, 2008

    RPP #63: Tegrity Campus 2.0, iPhone SDK and Podsafe Piano

    • Podsafe Music Selection from Jamendo
      • "Woods of Chaos" by Rob Costlow - New Age Piano
    Buy at Amazon

    Duration: 27:05

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    RPP #62: Panopto CourseCast, Podosphere News and Podsafe Blake Morgan

      Buy at Amazon

      Duration: 28:19

      Friday, February 08, 2008

      RPP #61: Wikis for Collaboration, Steve on Video Podcasting and Podsafe Pachelbel

      Duration: 17:00

      Saturday, January 26, 2008

      RPP #60: Interview: Louis Stricoff of PADLA, Internet Tablets and Podsafe David Byrne

      Buy at Amazon
      Buy at Amazon
      • Podsafe Music Selection from IODA Promonet
      The Visible ManDavid Byrne
      "Fuzzy Freaky" (mp3)
      from "The Visible Man"
      (Luaka Bop)
      Buy at Rhapsody
      Buy at Amazon

      Duration: 27:00

      Friday, January 11, 2008

      RPP #59: Interview: Steve Lubetkin Podcaster Extraordinaire and Podsafe Kitaro

        Duration: 33:34