IT IS GOOD to take little steps to measure your progress and in the case of the Irish Youth Media Team, one of the next benchmarks is to gain more than 2000 total plays via the Spreaker Content Management System.
Bernie Goldbach in LSAD-Clonmel | Image from #eddies12.
I AM SURPRISED to receive a nomination in the podcasting category of the Edublog Awards for 2012 (#eddies12) because I was trying to keep this blog and its podcast off the radar. I have not succeeded.
The Educasting channel will become part of iTunes U in 2013 if creative multimedia students in the Limerick School of Art and Design complete a series of taskings in several academic modules. At the moment, Educasting from Ireland remains a work in progress. But friends in the Audioboo listening community are telling friends about it and those friends are visiting the site and that's causing me to accelerate the work needed to make the site actually worth a visit (or a vote).
The sweet spot for Educasting from Ireland is powered by an Audioboo channel called Educasting. It's where I hope visitors will go, subscribe and contribute. The Audioboo community is the most refreshing example of real social media and they have proven to me that authentic online social networking happens through social audio.
If you are a new podcast listener, you should review the list of podcasts recommended by Conn O Muineachain and consider some of those as your first (free) subscriptions. Better yet, listen to Imeall #151 and hear Conn explain what works for him. Conn's recommendations could easily be those of all seasoned Irish podcasters.
David Pogue explains [9-minute MP3 file] why the Q&A portion of lectures on four modules in the multimedia degree programme at Tipperary Institute will be transcribed on-the-fly during classes. Briefly, it's simple to do with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
SOMETHING TRIGGERED the Podcast.net directory to include Irish educasts in the "math" category. It's probably because some of our podcasts refer to maths at third level and that means they fit into the Science & Nature/Math directories. Or maybe it's the name of the producer? Christian Goldbach was a great mathematician. Perhaps the ID3 tags on some educasts suggest a mathematical orientation.