Posts under this category will consist of a podcast, or will be on the subject of podcasts.

Podcast #26: One month on…

Craig chats with Bianca Woods about what they took away from Devlearn 12, but more importantly what they’ve been able to implement back in their organisations in the 6 weeks since Devlearn concluded.

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Podcast #25: Books and ebooks Part 2

Craig is joined by @zakmensah for the second in a series of podcasts in which Zak helps to make sense of the whole ebooks subject.

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Podcast #24: Books and ebooks

Craig is joined by @zakmensah for the first in a series of podcasts in which Zak helps to make sense of the whole ebooks subject.

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Podcasting pain…

… is what I’ve been experiencing this weekend. I’ve just spent the best part of 24 hours, hunting for a WordPress HTML5 audio player, wrestling with its incompatibility with the Jetpack WordPress plugin and then finally trawling my way through my blog history converting my audio player from Flash to HTML5 for all 23 podcasts to date. Admittedly when I first started blogging and podcasting, the whole Flash Vs HTML5 debate either didn’t exist, or it was very much in its infancy, either way I have to admit that I didn’t really know what the hell it was all about, so ignorance/naivety probably played a significant in my decision to opt for a Flash based audio player for my podcasts. However since owning an iPad and having an iPhone as a work phone, I have discovered how inaccessible my podcasts have been to other people using iOS devices, hence my decision to spend some time this weekend overhauling my podcasting process and infrastructure. I also took the opportunity to change my podcast feed from Feedburner to Jellycast (because I’d basically ‘ballsed up’ the previous feed up completely!). What does all of this mean? Well it means that all of my previous podcasts are now visible in iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tayloring-it-podcasts/id556074469 And of course, it means that my podcasts are now accessible by people using iOS devices. ¬†http://tayloringit.com/category/podcast-2/ If you do take the time to listen to my podcasts, or indeed if you have already listened to some, would mind leaving some feedback in iTunes? (pretty please) Image...

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Podcast #23: Back to basics

Craig is joined by Lilian Soon for a chat about how we can better utilise than often overlooked tool of text messaging in order to enhance and enrich our learning programmes – and maybe even help our administrators out?

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Recording your Skype calls

A couple of days ago I received a tweet from Di Dawson asking if I had screenshots or video files from any virtual classroom sessions that I had previously facilitated for a programme that she was putting together. My unfortunate answer was “no” as I have admittedly been shortsighted in my use of them in the past and had never anticipated needing to ‘capture’ the session itself as a resource in its own right. (of course I captured sessions using the Blackboard Collaborate tool that I had access to whilst working at URENCO, but I no longer have access to those). Not wanting to let Di down, I did a bit of thinking and thought about how I could kill 2 birds with one stone. How could I help Di out and also do something that I often get asked about, which is how do I go about recording my podcast audio. So I came up with the idea of producing a screencast outlining the tools and process that I use to record my podcast audio and then actually call Di up ‘live’ within the screencast and show the recording in progress. Here’s what we came up with…. If you want a word of advice, I’d only watch the first 5 mins 15 secs of this screencast and the last 90 seconds. They are the parts of the screencast that are visual, the rest of it is purely audio and it’s quite a long time to just stare at a boring Skype screen just to hear the conversation between myself and Di, but don’t fret, my next podcast will be that very conversation. Relevant links: Scribie/CallGraph Skype DawsonLoane website            ...

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