Burks on Learning

Random thoughts from Burks on a range of topics related to learning. Note that the orange title of each posting is a hyperlink to the associated mp3 audio file.
Burks on Learning

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Random thoughts from Burks on a range of topics related to learning. Note that the orange title of each posting is a hyperlink to the associated mp3 audio file.

Link: burkso2.blogspot.com/

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Education

Episodes

Ray Schroeder & the Online Program at UIS

Oct 19, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is an interview with Prof. Ray Schroeder, of the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). Ray has been instrumental in building the online program at UIS, which now accounts for 28% of all credit hours generated by the campus.The transcript of this podcast is at:http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/UIS_Online_Transcript.htmlThe music in today's

The Sloan-C Quality Pillars

Feb 14, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast deals with the Sloan-C quality pillars in both qualitative and quantitative terms. For more information about the Sloan-C quality pillars, see:http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/books/qualityframework.pdfThe transcript of this podcast is at:http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/Pillars_Transcript.htmlThe music in today's podcast is Mozart's Piano Quartet

Commentary on "Burks' Selections"

Feb 8, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast has some thoughts about what I am doing with my "Burks' Selections" podcast series - which you can find on the web at:http://burksselect.blogspot.com/The transcript of this podcast is at:http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/BurksSelections_Transcript.htmlThe music in today's podcast is Handel's Concerto Grosso in G major Op.3 no.3 HWV 314 Allegro,

Burks' Thoughts on iTunes U

Jan 31, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast has my thoughts about Apple's new iTunes U initiative. See:http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/itunes_u/Here are some references:http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/6828/http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/13730681.htmhttp://mmeiser.com/blog/2006/01/stanford-and-apples-itunes-taking.htmlhttp://

Best of Web2.0 Software

Jan 24, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast covers outstanding Web2.0 software in a number of different areas. I talk about:Mr. Dion Hinchcliffehttp://web2.wsj2.com/the_best_web_20_software_of_2005.htmProf. Bryan Alexanderhttp://del.icio.us/rss/DoctorNemoTim O’Reillyhttp://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2005/10/web_20_compact_definition.htmlJeff Clavierhttp://blog.softtechvc.com/2005/10/

Podcasting Using Audioblogger

Jan 17, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast covers how to use the free Audioblogger.com service to record podcasts, using just a telephone. It's really a very low threshold application to get students involved in creating their own podcasts.For more information about Audioblogger.com see:http://www.audioblogger.com/The transcript of this podcast is at:http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/

Impatica for PowerPoint

Jan 11, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast covers how I used Impatica software to create narrated PowerPoint presentations. I recorded four of these presentations for the IEEE Education Society's Distinguished Lecture Series - covering the topics of wikis, blogs, RSS, and podcasting. They will be made available starting on 16 January 2006 - see:http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/oakley.htmlFor more information

Various Podcastings Set-ups

Jan 3, 2006

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast covers several different hardware configurations for recording podcasts, as well as some information about post-recording editing and mixing. Audio recorded with various set-ups is included - everything from an entry-level system costing less than $10 to a high-end digital recorder and condenser microphone.Samson C01 cardioid microphone:Shockmount for microphone:As

Interview with Michael Cheney

Dec 27, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is an interview with Prof. Michael Cheney, of the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). Michael is a professor of Communication at UIS, and also a Senior Fellow at the University-wide Institute for Government and Public Affairs. In this interview, Michael talks about his experiences podcasting in his online class this past fall, as well as his plans to use

Technorati and the Blogosphere

Dec 20, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about Technorati - which is primarily a search engine for searching blogs. But you will see that Technorati is much more than just a search engine - it reaches far into the blogosphere.As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the

Helpful Software

Dec 13, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about helpful software - free software that I regularly use on my Windows computer. I highly recommend that you check out this software and install it on your PC - I'm sure that you will find it to be very useful!Links to all of the software mentioned in the podcast are at:http://online.uis.edu/oakley/sp06/pac442b/HelpfulSoftware.htmlAs always, the orange title at

All about Google

Dec 10, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about Google - the company that is best known for its Internet search engine. But there is MUCH more to Google, as I discuss in this podcast.As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange POD button at the lower right.The

Sloan-C Survey of Online Learning

Nov 29, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about the report from the 2005 Sloan-C survey of online learning in the United States. The website with this report has the following: "Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005, represents the third annual report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This year’s study, like those for the previous two years, is aimed at

A Novel Course: i-Generation

Nov 22, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about a novel course at the University of Western Australia, called "iGeneration: Digital Communication and Participatory Culture". This course was developed and taught by Mr. Tama Leaver. This course had a great deal of its interaction in a blog, and the students were required to create their own podcasts - see: http://i-generation.blogspot.com/As always, the

Thoughts on Web 2.0

Nov 15, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about Web 2.0 - it is a little longer than usual, because I provided lots of examples of applications related to this fascinating topic.As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange POD button at the lower right.The transcript

Delicious & Social Bookmarking

Nov 9, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast provides additional details about the social bookmarking site, del.icio.us, and how it can be used in e-learning.As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange XML button at the lower right.The transcript of this podcast is at:http:

Tagging and folksonomy

Nov 3, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about tagging - a subject that I still am learning about. I think that the application of tagging in del.icio.us makes it a really great e-learning tool!As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange XML button at the lower

Geotagging

Oct 26, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about a new application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - specifically "geotagging".As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange XML button at the lower right.The transcript of this podcast is at:http://

PAC 442 at UIS - Weeks 9 and 10

Oct 24, 2005

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Hi everyone! This short podcast is for my PAC 442 class at UIS - a summary of Week 9 and a look ahead to Week 10. [The orange title above is a direct link to the mp3 file.]A transcript for this podcast is at:http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/Weeks9_10_transcript.html-- Burks

Skype and PowerGramo

Oct 22, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about using Skype for Voice over IP (VoIP). And how to record Skype conversations using PowerGramo software for subsequent use in podcasts. As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange XML button at the lower right.Here are

MicroLearning

Oct 20, 2005

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Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about "micro-learning". As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast.The text of the podcast is on my website at:http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/MicroLearning.htmlIn the podcast, I mention the following excellent podcasts:Elliott Masie: http://www.learning2005.com/university/Clark Boyd:

PAC 442 at UIS - Weeks 8 and 9

Oct 16, 2005

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Hi everyone! This podcast is for my PAC 442 class at UIS - a summary of Week 8 and a look ahead to Week 9. [The orange title above is a direct link to the mp3 file.]In the podcast, I mentioned Clark Boyd's "The World: Technology" podcast from Friday, 14 October 2005 - with the really interesting segment on Internet censorship in China and Myanmar (Burma). I highly recommend that you subscribe to

An Interview with Prof. Ray Schroeder

Oct 14, 2005

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Greetings! Today's podcast is an interview with Prof. Ray Schroeder, of the University of Illinois at Springfield. In this interview, we discuss a wide range of topics related to the use of the Internet in higher education. As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast.The photo above shows the view of the UIS Quad from outside Ray's

PAC 442 at UIS - Weeks 7 and 8

Oct 9, 2005

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Hi everyone! This podcast is for my PAC 442 class at UIS - a summary of Week 7 and a look ahead to Week 8. [The orange title above is a direct link to the mp3 file.]Something a little different this week - I'm currently in Ann Arbor, MI, for the homecoming weekend at the University of Michigan. So I had to do this podcast from our hotel room - recording directly into my iPod with my new iTalk

PAC 442 at UIS - Weeks 6 and 7

Oct 3, 2005

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Hi everyone! This podcast is for my PAC 442 class at UIS - a summary of Week 6 and a look ahead to Week 7.[The orange title above is a direct link to the mp3 file.]-- Burks