Podcasting, Coursecasting, & Web 2.0 Technologies for Research

by Steve McCarty, Professor, Osaka Jogakuin College, Japan

President (1998-2007), World Association for Online Education (WAOE)


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Japancasting configured for iTunes


Coursecasting Bilingual Education

Lecture parts of an upper division English for Professional Purposes course in
a podcasting blog for review, with annotations and links to course documents


iTunesU News and Coursecasting Research

Del.icio.us social bookmarking site

Technorati Profile

English and Japanese blogs, podcasting and video blogs

Steve Illustrated

Flickr photo sharing site with screen shots for research

Slideshare presentation sharing site


Japancasting's video blog

Blip.tv site, also a Google video

YouTube Group - Educational

Some ideas to use Web 2.0 technologies for research and publications:


  • Make a Flickr set for research screen shots aside from personal photos and offer a direct link to that subdirectory.
  • In publishing a paper where space is limited, hybridize the article with the same metadata tag such as "paper1" (in addition to tags descriptive of the content) in Del.icio.us -- for the reader to click to read the online references and perhaps more related online articles -- and Flickr -- for the reader to view related screen shots, such as of password-protected virtual learning environments, which can be viewed as a slide show. The two URLs in this case can be provided to the reader in the paper, while the tags are also searchable through the Del.icio.us and Flickr homepages, Technorati or search engines.
  • Along with the podcasting wave, Odeo offers an interesting voice message service where anyone can plug a microphone into their computer and Send me a Message. It could be used to receive spoken homework or otherwise to analyze L2 speech samples.
  • The Google Docs & Spreadsheets (formerly Writely) online word-processor has some intriguing possible uses, such as automatically converting e-mail attachments to HTML files, exporting files in PDF format, gathering students' papers, collaborating on papers, or simply turning word-processed documents with images into public Web pages hosted at the Writely site, as in this example with photos of active World Association for Online Education members: Writely portraying WAOE people.

RECENT BOOK CHAPTERS


"Theorizing and Realizing the Globalized Classroom"

In Andrea Edmundson (Ed.), Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges

Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing (July 2006)**


McCarty, S. (Japan), Ibrahim, B. (Malaysia), Sedunov, B. (Russia), & Sharma, R. (India),

"Global Online Education"

and

Bowskill, N. (UK), Luke, R. (Canada), & McCarty, S.,

"Global Virtual Organizations for Online Educator Empowerment"

In J. Weiss, J. Nolan, J. Hunsinger, & P. Trifonas (Eds.),

The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments,

Volume I, pp. 723-787 & 789-819. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer (May 2006)


RECENT ARTICLES AVAILABLE ONLINE


"Spoken Internet to go: Popularization through Podcasting"

The JALT CALL Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 67-74 (August 2005)


"Cultural, Disciplinary and Temporal Contexts of

e-Learning and English as a Foreign Language"

eLearn Magazine: Research Papers

New York City: Association for Computing Machinery (April 2005)


ONLINE LIBRARY: Bilingualism and Japanology Intersection

(with colorful Flash moving Flickr photos and screen shots)