I have been playing with Authorpoint Lite
(a tool to turn a PowerpointTM :(
presentation with recorded audio into FlashTM :(
) It works really well, the only drawback to the free version is that the Flash only seems to work on my local machine or from their server, so it is only suitable for material one wants to make freely available (Carey copyrights its courses :(
If someone were to give me US$299 (or whatever the Education price is - not displayed on the website) I'd love to use the full version!
So, when they emailed me about a new "Virtual Classroom" tool (WiZiQ
) for Moodle
(the Open Source Learning Management System) I became really interested. If I was teaching next semester at Carey I'd try it out (but I am on sabbatical :) ...
I wonder how well the two-way audio would work over dialup, let alone video, so for now this is a dream of the future for many of our students.
Labels: teaching, technology