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
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