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Part 3 - Webcast Coverage of The Podcast Academy

Webcast Academy - Thu, 2006-05-18 14:56

Podcast Academy Coverage - Part 3
Part 3 of our coverage of The 2nd Podcast Academy held at Boston University April 28-29, 2006. While Doug anchors the stream, Jeff calls in with discussions from the Academy. We start out halfway through a covnersation with John Furrier of Podtech.com. We then speak with Ed Blaguszewski of Umass, Kieth Grove of Dover Sherburne Middle School, David Malan of the Harvard Extension School, Sam Levin of Podshow, and Academy organizer, Sasha Norkin of Boston University, We wrap up with the streamed audio of our first attempt at Triplecasting, a discussion with Videoblogging pioneer, SteveGarfield.

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SpaceCast #2 - Still Flying

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-05-17 20:43
Untitled Document

SpaceCast Episode 2 is edited and ready to go. This time it is totally done by students! After being recorded live on air, Lindsey wanted to hear how it sounded RIGHT NOW! So, of course I offered to teach her to edit the original track. Lesson one in Audio Editing.

We had a change in schedule at school the day this webcast was aired so we had to change the student hosts who were writing out storyboards a couple of hours before show time...but the kids did a great job. Alot of sports news, school reform and music comments are a few topics covered. Thank you, Kathy and Jeff, for joining us and to Worldbridges for hosting our event. Please let us know what you think and we are open to suggestions! See you next week.


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Alex Ragone and Arvind Grover - Blogging in Education - Webcast #2

Webcast Academy - Sat, 2006-05-13 03:42

Happy Birthday WorldBridges!!! We look forward to listening to the webcastathon! This is our second webcast. We had an interesting discussion of blogging in education. Next week, we hope to continue the conversation with more specific examples of blogging in education. Please check out our new show wiki. See everyone next week.

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Happy Birthday, Worldbridges!

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-05-12 23:35

I'd like to thank you Jeff and everyone involved at Worldbridges for the many hours of fascinating audio, the sense of community, and friendship that I've found through Worldbridges. You've been an inspiration to me, and I look forward to future collaboration, and more joint adventures in the Web 2.0 (and indeed in the Web 3.0, or should we say "Web 3D" of Second Life) in the next year.

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SpaceCast #1- Up and Flying!

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-05-12 00:12

We have gotten our first SpaceCast edited and ready to add to our blog. After playing the recording to the rest of my students, they were sure they could come up with a much more entertaining show for future broadcasts. I encouraged everyone to write their scripts so we have alot of new ideas ready to go.

We had trouble getting on air at school and we need to improve our sound but anything new takes time to perfect! Everyone is getting used to the idea of being part of a live show and have started blogging like crazy in their Personal Learning Space to find out what this new technology is all about and who these students are talking to them on the show. Take a listen and please give us your comments and suggestions. We really want our SpaceCast to fly!

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A Second Life Dicussion with Spin Martin, aka Eric Rice

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-05-10 03:38

Following the Webcast Academy Workshop on Tuesday May 9, 2006, we headed into Second Life for some skypecasting and a group tour to help us get better oriented into this very engaging virtual world.

We were fortunate to come across Eric Rice, aka Spin Martin, who aside from being a Real Life leader in the world of New Media(see blog.ericrice.com and hipcast.com), is pioneering the use of SL as a medium for creating personal media and doing cool collaboratve things .

Eric, who was working on the  soon to be launched Hipcast conference center, was very generous with his time, fielding questions from us newbies and filling us in on some of his plans to bring Real Life events to Second Life.

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Alex Ragone and Arvind Grover - Introductions - Webcast #1

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-05-05 23:38

This is our first try at webcasting. We discussed our backgrounds, and what type of topics we would like to discuss in the future. We had some issues with dropping packets, but you can make up most of the audio on the mp3. Check out our blogs at Learning Blog and 21 Apples.

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Part 2 - Webcast Coverage of The Podcast Academy

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-05-03 03:41

Podcast Academy Coverage - An Experiment in Mobile Webcasting 
Part 2 of our coverage of The 2nd Podcast Academy held at Boston University April 28-29, 2006. While Doug anchors the stream, Jeff calls in with discussions with Tony Kahn, Sam Levin, & CC Chapman.
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Tony Kahn

Sam Levin

CC Chapman

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Webcast Coverage of Podcast Academy 2 - Part 1

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-04-30 02:52

Podcast Academy Coverage - An Experiment in Mobile Webcasting 
The 2nd Podcast Academy was held at Boston University on April 28 & 29.  BU provided a high quality Real Video stream of presentations. During breaks, Jeff  used his 'mobile webcasting setup' to interview presenters and attendees while Doug anchored the stream in Victoria

Part 1 - Download mp3 ( 22:09, 10.1MB)


Eric Olson

Dan Bricklin

Doug Kaye

Paul Figgiani

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Volume Control

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-04-28 02:49

Here's a Flash file that I put together that outlines the "issues" I had during tonight's edtechtalk brainstorm. As Jeff said, although you couldn't hear him over the stream, even those of us who've been 'casting for a while still get tripped up by the details from time to time.

Volume Control

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Gizmo Test Drive - A promising first webcasting spin

Webcast Academy - Sat, 2006-04-15 04:13
Gizmo Test Drive - A promising first webcasting spin

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Webcast Academy Tutorial - A little 'what is the academy' and some toots.

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-04-14 14:45
WebCast Academy Tutorial - April 13th
Our Second webcast academy tutorial. We opened the show talking about what it means to be part of the academy, some stuff about digital storytelling and then on into some tutorials about webcasting itself.
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Webcast Academy Open House - April 9, 2006, part 2

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-04-12 14:16

EdTechTalk#40 - Dave asks Jeff, "What's all this about?" A discussion of the Worldbridges vision, Webcast Academy plans, and the development of our open source learning community.
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Screenshot Video of a Mutli-user Festoon Conference

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Webcast Academy Open House - April 9, 2006

Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-04-10 23:30

Thanks to all who helped make the Webcast Academy Open House such an interesting day. We're still processing material, but here are a few sites and sounds from our day of webcasting. 

Hour#1 - Opening the Open House with the Webheads
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About Webcast Academy 1.1

Webcast Academy - Thu, 2006-04-06 03:09
(This is a first draft and the plan will likely change as the Class of 1.1 sort out  the how's and whats' of life at the Academy)

The goals of the Webcast Academy include

  • increasing the number of people who are capable of producing live, interactive webcasts
  • applying the open source community approach to skill development
  • creating a place that formally recognizes proficiency,  excellence, and innovation  in these new media skills

It is our hope that those who complete an apprenticeship here, will put their skills to use on the Worldbriges Webcasting Network and elsewhere, but there is no charge for participation and no formal commitment required following the completion of the internship.

To keep things manageable in terms session administration, server resources, and security, we can only accept 15 interns for each session.   Upon successful completion of their  3 interncasts and a 'commencement webcast',  interns will receive a Worldbridges Webcaster Proficiency Certificate and become a Worldbridges Webcasting License. 

Interns will need to spend at least 3~5 hours a week working on developing the necessary skills, working with other members of their 'channel', and banging their heads against their monitors.  Eventually, intern station managers will be broken into 5 groups (or channels). One of the stations managers in each group will serve as Channel Director.  The Channel Director will be responsible for scheduling and posting information about group webcasts on the calendar.

 Interns will be the only ones with direct access to the Worldbridges webcasting streams, but everyone is welcome to participate in other ways - posting in the discussion forums, commenting on posts, contributing to the Book of Webcasting, and learning along with the apprentices. 

How to become an intern
If you are interesting in becoming a webcast intern for session1.1 , please do the following:

  • Register with webcastacademy.net and completely fill out the 'apprentice' portion of your profile. 
  • Download everthing in the Webcaster Kit
  • Watch the Screen capture videos (uploading soon) of how to webcast using various streaming tools
  • If at all possible, get a desktop USB mic (not a USB headset). This is the type we've been usingWe have had much more success webcasting (capturing both ends of a telephony call) with a USB mic than with a standard mic.

Below is a tentative outline of our schedule.  This is flexible and will be adjusted to suit our collective learning needs.  Throughout the session, apprentices will post audio from their webcasts to the site,  post blog entries to their 'Apprentice Journal', and contribute to the Book of Webcasting1.1.

Task #1 - Give it your first shot (Download what you need, take a shot at going live on Demo Channel).  This can be done during the Open House or during webcasts later in the week (if spaces are left).
Following the Open House , take a piece of raw audio (hopefully part in which you particpated).  Tweak and edit it, including at least a quick intro along the lines of  'this is a piece of audio from .....'

Use Camtasia (Windows) or XXX(Mac) to create a screen capture video showing how you  edited it.

Post both the audio clip and the screen capture to the internet and post the link in your Webcast Academy Profile.

Discuss and Practice the following skills:

  • Capturing audio from both ends of a telephony call
  • Smoothly bringing people in and out of a telephony confernece

We will probably start with a whole group discussion, but then break in to OS based groups to focus on OS-specific details.
Following these discussions, each station manager will 'give it another shot' and test their setup.

We will then break into 'channel' groups.  Work with your group to plan a 20 minute show for next weekend.   When you have decided on a show time, please post it on the WCA and Worldbirdges Calendar.

Week 3

Listen to Group Webcasts. Discussion lessons learned.

Address some of the finer points of editing audio - Possible guest  experts

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The Book of Webcasting

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-04-05 23:19

This is the Book of Webcasting - collaboratively built by Academy participants and still a bit messy, but aiming to be the repository of webcasting wisdom. 

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Webcast Academy Mobile Version

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-04-05 00:25

Welcome to the Mobile version of this site. 

Full Desktop Version here


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Politics & Podcasting - Hour#11 of our 2006 New Year Webcastathon Discussion

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-01-01 16:50

Politics & Podcasting

Part#2 of our New Year Webcastathon Discussion

with Scott Fletcher of Podcheck Review

December 31, 2005

As our discussion with Scott Fletcher continues, we begin addressing the effect that podcasting and new media might have in politics and society. We are joined by Rob Walch, Stephen Downes, and John Mullaney.

What are the does and don’ts for podcasting politicians? What role will podcasters play in shaping the public debate and the electoral process? Why would five charming guys like ourselves spend New Year’s Eve discussing such things on a webcast? We attempt to address these and other fascinating questions as the clock ticks down to 2006.

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Worldbridges LiveWIRE - May 13, 2005

Webcast Academy - Sat, 2005-05-14 16:32

Interviews & Links Mentioned

Links to other sites mentioned

Adam Curry’s Podshow on Sirius Radio, DailySourceCode, Ourmedia.org, FreeVlog, Rocketboom, Andrew Baron, Input2005

Today’s webcast included podsafe music found at Garageband.com

Syd - Back Home - Boston

Sleepwalker - Project Invisible Cloister - Bulgaria

(no chat log was archived from this webcast)

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