After the show, we were skyped by several listeners and the conversation continued. Topics included more details about new Google offerings, Hurricane Katrina and its educational effects on the region and beyond, and an assortment of the EdTech items.
The 'main' part of the webcast included an interview with Susanne Nyrop about enhanced blogging, and discussions of helpful Skype conference rules, Gmail & Google Talk, how to screen capture video guides, We also had a post-show discussion about the effects of Hurricane Katrina and a variety of other edtech topics which will be uploading soon.
EdTech Talk #13 - August 28, 2005 This week on EdTechTalk we we're joined by Nick Noakes, who talked with Jeff and Dave about the wonders of folksonomy and tagging, the place of vblogging in education, the new moodle podcasting patch and some chats about how teachers are going to be able to use this in their classrooms. Worldbridges also annouced its new free hosting program for innovative educators. Download mp3 (22MB, 48:04)
How to patch Moodle to enable podcasting (11:30 into the show)
Patches can be found at podcast patch --- Upload 'lib-rsslib.patch' into the /lib directory of your Moodle installation --- Upload 'mod-forum-rsslib.patch' into the /mod/forum/ directory of your installation
Command line access is required for actually installing the patch ---
in /lib type
patch -p0 <lib-rsslib.patch ---
and in /mod/forum/ type
patch -p0 < mod-forum-rsslib.patch
In Administration / Variables set 'enablerssfeeds' to yes ---
In Modules set 'forum_enablerssfeeds' to yes --- For each podasting forum, set RSS feed for this activity to 'Posts'
A â€˜retroâ€™ show that featured many of the audio challenges from our earlier episodes. Fortunately, we were able to salvage enough audio from our discussion with Buth & Rita to learn about their very cool interactive Skype project they are doing with their classes in Argentina & Kuwait.