Wondering what the Great Recession means for the use of technology in higher ed and at cultural institutions around the globe? We tackle that issue on this episode of the Digital Campus podcast, looking at possible impacts like an even greater use of free web apps, cheap netbooks, podcasting, and distance education. As always, you … Continue reading Digital Campus #39 – Upgrade in the Downturn?
Although we covered the topic in depth in 2007 on Digital Campus #16, we simply had to revisit the idea—and the reality—of e-books on the latest episode of the podcast given interesting new developments. With the launch of the Kindle 2 and the mobile version of Google Book Search (which yours truly nailed as a … Continue reading Digital Campus #38 – E-Book Redux
As a follow-up to earlier discussions of Smithsonian 2.0, the Digital Campus crew tackle the thorny question of how to bring museums online in this episode's feature story. Can the reverence for physical objects carry over into the digital realm? We're lucky to be joined on the podcast by the Center for History and New … Continue reading Digital Campus #37 – Material Culture
If you haven't been to the Digital Campus website in a while you might want to take a peek at our snazzy new design for 2009, courtesy of Jeremy Boggs. Along with the new site, we have our first podcast of the new year, chock full of news and views. We talk a lot about … Continue reading Digital Campus #36 – Tweeting into 2009
Kudos to the Journal of American History for their launch this week of a podcast. In the inaugural "JAHcast," John Nieto-Phillips speaks with James Meriwether about his article, "Worth a Lot of Negro Votes’: Black Voters, Africa, and the 1960 Presidential Campaign." The podcast is put together well. It has relatively good sound quality (always … Continue reading Journal of American History Begins Podcasting
For the Thanksgiving Day Digital Campus podcast, Mills, Tom, and I covered a cornucopia of news, including more on the Google Book Search settlement, some academic challenges to Google's main search engine, some trouble in the virtual worlds (in a new segment, “We Told You So"), and the end of email service for students at Boston … Continue reading Digital Campus #34 – Extra, Extra!
After an unplanned month off (our apologies, things have been more than a little busy around here), the Digital Campus podcast triumphantly returns to the airwaves with a discussion of the recent Google Book Search settlement. Also up for analysis are Microsoft's move to the cloud, the new Google phone, and, as always, recommendations from … Continue reading Digital Campus #33 – Classroom Action Settlement