This semester, my two distance courses will be centered around recorded audio lectures. Since this blog went a bit dark during the last semester, I’m resurrecting the earlier practice of copying everything here (as well as to the course blogs, etc.). One change will be a bit of an increase in updates. Another will be a shift more to audio. And since so much of it will be in audio, I am toying with the idea of making more of it–maybe all of it–in audio, by reading even short posts like this one. It means a bit more complexity in writing and getting my stuff up, and I’m not sure anyone will want to here uber-short entries like this in audio, but it might be fun. It might even force me to write shorter entries.
Why not video? I’d planned on focusing on video, but have decided not to for now. I think audio may be easier, in terms of sourcing materials, and production. I know that radio people out there will be aghast by such a claim, but I think it’s true. We’ll see.
More importantly, though, for students who already have a pretty busy life, I think audio may allow them to “double up” by listening in the car or at the gym. I’m all about efficiency (except when I’m not), and so this appeals to me.
Audio: Going Pod