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Podcast Upload September 25, 2006

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This tests the RSS feed for an uploaded Mp3 audio file - etech.mp3

IUP Web Logs

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RATIONALE

Blogging

The weblog provides students with a unique means of publishing content—meeting needs that current technology services do not meet (webct, email, people.iup.edu). Blog use is educationally appropriate because it encourages the development of intellectual and communication skills that are desirable in the university graduate.

  • Blogs are “student-centered” spaces, encouraging reflection
  • Blogs introduce students to the dynamics of writing as a public activity
  • Blogs correspond with real examples of citizen-journalism in the “blogosphere”
  • Blogs can be used to build community and social relationships

Local support

IUP support would enable students broader participation and insure students and faculty access to a stable and maintainable service. This would also facilitate “Technology Civility” and allow IUP the capacity to limit abuse should it occur. Using proprietary, third-party services would mean students do not have access to local instruction or support; the inconsistent service and interfaces would further impede adoption.

PodCasting

IUP support of blogging (with RSS feeds and enclosures) would also enable podcasting by default. Podcasting is an extensible, low-resource means for students to distribute sound and video files in cases where streaming is not necessary or desired. Podcasts

  • feed subscribers audio/video stored in students’ people spaces
  • accessible tool for the distribution of student-produced work within classes
  • enables students, faculty or groups seeking to provide audiences with portable media

Discuss instructional uses and extent of demand

K.S. 2006-09-26

Revised Adoption Process

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Who: Emerging Technology Committee /ACPAC
1. - Determine Key and Desirable Parameters
Key

  1. Automated, authenticated account creation
  2. User account maintenance – including administrative reset
  3. Database backup facility
  4. Content syndication capability (RSS/Atom feeds)
  5. Enclosures and file uploading
  6. Spam blocking
  7. Categories

Desirable

  1. Comment moderation
  2. Pingbacks/trackbacks
  3. Multi-blogging (authorization of contributors)
  4. Image uploading
  5. Searchable
  6. Templates, Themes Lib  (A)
  7. Multi-admin privileges (B)
  8. Active plugin development

+ + + + Choice:  A. Student Portfolio versus B. Class-Based Blogs + + + +

A.  Created at student request and linked with webdav; portfolio function requires that student can maintain the account through the duration of enrollment.  Emphasis on customizability and uses as a student-centered learning tool.
B. Created at faculty request, linked with and limited to class registrants; a CMS base facilitates access management within broad framework.  Uniform accessibility; less customization.

(Individual BLOGS:  http://blogs.sherwoodweb.org/  )
(CMS Class blog: http://www.sherwoodweb.org/sherwood_drupal/   )

Who: TSC
2. Determine technical and support resources required

  1. FramEwork; security
  2. Evaluate software options:  Scalability, Security, User controls, including templates,  Record of support, development continuity and prospects
  3. Propose implementation option (s)

Who: APCAC and ATS
3.  Prepare for Implementation

  1. Develop Help Documentation
  2. Train Help desk for student assistance; workshop for faculty
  3. Articulate usage guidelines in accordance with “Technology Civility”
  4. Articulate expiration and migration guidelines

4.  Implement on Trial Basis or U-wide deployment

K. S. 2006-09-26

Suggested Guidelines

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IUP Weblog and Podcasting Usage
(Based on Technology Civility 101)

(Intellectual Property)

  • recognize that posting to a web log or releasing a podcast is a form of publication
  • do not copy or distribute contractually protected and/or copyrighted software, information, or media, e.g., music, video, images
  • know and observe the limits of educational fair use;
  • use public domain, educationally licensed, or GNU/share-alike materials in your productions

(Responsible Use)

  • do not use university weblogs for commercial purposes or charge for a service provided through university technology resources
  • do not disrupt or impede service through excessive commenting or spamming

(Information Integrity)

  • do not circumvent system security
  • do not tamper with or make unauthorized changes to someone else’s weblog account
  • do not use someone else’s account, give out your password, or allow others to post content through your account

(Civility)

  • communicate respectfully and civilly and promote a diverse, tolerant, and open environment
  • do not display offensive materials, child pornography, or sexually explicit web pages or graphics
  • do not use words to embarrass, intimidate, threaten, harass, or create a hostile, offensive environment

K.S., prepared : 2006-09-25