It's hard to believe we've completed our first year of podcasting over at Digital Campus. One of our strongly held beliefs at the Center for History and New Media is that new media requires practice as much as, if not more than, theory, and that has certainly been the case with the podcast. Tom, Mills, … Continue reading Digital Campus #23 – Happy Birthday
This week on the podcast we look at the merits of print on demand, and investigate whether it can have an impact on academia. The podcast includes a wide-ranging interview with Yakov Shafranovich, a software developer who specializes in print on demand services including PublicDomainReprints.org, covered in several prior Digital Campus episodes. We also debate … Continue reading Digital Campus #22 – Demanding Print on Demand?
One lesson from the Zotero project has been the wild popularity and usefulness of video introductions or screencasts to help people understand and get started with a new piece of software. Text explanations and manuals just do don't as good a job as showing software in action. This month's THAT Podcast from Jeremy Boggs and … Continue reading Video Intro to Omeka
We're excited to have two terrific guests on the podcast this week, Sunil Iyengar of the National Endowment for the Arts and Matt Kirschenbaum of the University of Maryland. Sunil and Matt debate the NEA's recent report, To Read or Not To Read, which generated a lot of headlines and hand-wringing when it was released … Continue reading Digital Campus #21 – To Read or Not To Read
Are open educational resources such as iTunes U and thought-provoking dot-coms such as BigThink.com a distraction from the mission of professors and universities, or the wave of the future? We debate the merits of “open access” intellectual content in the feature story on our twentieth Digital Campus podcast. Also, I report on the mostly good … Continue reading Digital Campus #20 – Open to Change
Joining the growing network of CHNM podcasts (which includes Digital Campus, Tom Scheinfeldt's History Conversations, and occasional podcasts from our many online projects) is THAT Podcast: The Humanities and Technology Podcast. The podcast, available in both video and audio, is the brainchild of CHNM's Creative Lead, Jeremy Boggs, and one of CHNM's crack web developers, … Continue reading THAT Podcast Launches
A day before Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air, we recorded this Digital Campus podcast on the One Laptop Per Child project and the rise of small, cheap laptops (including the wildly popular Asus Eee PC) and their significance for education and cultural sites. In the news roundup we cover the end of the line … Continue reading Digital Campus #19 – Big Things in Small Packages