Monday, July 31, 2006

UCSC solution for web archiving rocks!

Sheryl Martin-Schultz Demo of Web Archiving Tool
I just got back from UC Santa Cruz where I saw a great demo by Sheryl Martin-Schultz, Manager of Instructional Development at U. C. Santa Cruz. She showed about 15 of us a system they have created at UCSC for automating the creation of streaming media and podcast files for faculty members at that university. I think this solution has great potential for application at SJSU. The system makes extensive use of Applescripts and lower end hardware. It really is low on cost and high on elegance. It is totally automated and the professor just has to do what he or she would normally do to present to his or her class. Henry J. Burnett, the UCSC Director of Media Services, led a spirited conversation on how we can move forward with improving the adoption of streaming and podcasting technology in the classroom. Folks from other UC campuses, Stanford, several of the area community colleges and us were in attendance. Plans were put in place to continue the conversation. I was very impressed and hope that does happen.


At 4:03 PM, Sallie Goetsch said...

I'd love to hear more about this--I'm giving a presentation on "Podcasting for Professional Trainers" on August 9th and I'm sure people will be interested in the systems for implementing these things.


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