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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ten video sharing services compared - DV Guru
Comparison of ten sites when you can upload videos. Conclusions:
If you just want to get a video clip online and share it with friends via email or on your own blog, Vimeo wins for its speed, ease-of-use, and simple playback functions.
If you want to step up to more community features and get widespread viewership of your viral clip, YouTube gets the job done with a lot less hassle than vSocial or Grouper.
If you want to alter your video online in any way--through editing, remixing, or combining your clips with those from other users--then head on over to Jumpcut and don't look back.

O'Reilly -- Killer Interviewing Tips for Podcasters, Part 1
Some good tips if you are recording interviews for podcasts. There is also a part 2 which focuses on the editing of audio files.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nev n Dave � Top 10 tips for effective blog reading - part 1
Some good suggestions for improving your reading of blogs.

SEOmoz's Web 2.0 Awards
Just when I thought I had some understanding of the web 2.0 products that are available, along comes a long list of web 2.0 products along with the awards. I need to come back to this to fully explore some of the award winners.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Talking VTE Podcasts
A new blog of value to anyone in the Australian training system. "A podcast blog filled with interviews and recordings made at conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the Australian Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) sector."

About Google Page Creator
The latest tool from Google. You do need a Gmail account to use it (if you don't have one and want one, let me know .. I have a number of invites available). "We're testing a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor. Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and publish them to the web with one click. There's no software to download and no web designer to hire. The pages you create are hosted on Google servers and are available at http://yourgmailusername.googlepages.com for the world to see."

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Distributed Learning
You may be aware that Stephen Downes is taking a break from producing OLDaily. However, he is still presenting and is as thought provoking as ever. I found his presentation in Tennessee as good as ever. You can download the MP3 file (11M) and there is also a PowerPoint presentation. There is not much new in the PowerPoint but there are some good ideas in the audio. Well worth a listen.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education
The latest issue of thsi journal is now available. One article that caught my eye was PDAs: Revolutionizing the way we learn and teach. This was an introductory article but highly relevant as I am planning to purchase an intergrated phone and PDA within the next month (my phone contract is almost up). The article quoted 3G networks as having speeds of 2 megabits per second but in Australia we are a long way from achieving that level of speed (unfortunately).

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