Thursday, November 04, 2004

Panther security document

The National Security Administration has posted this security guide for using Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" in a secure environment. For those who are not content with "security by obscurity" I recommend this read, if for no other eason than to know what the issues are.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Podcasting, great technology for education

I really enjoyed Lenn Pryor's great session at osxcon. After talking to Robert Scoble, and then seeing Lenn's presentation, I have been thinking a lot of the potential of the medium. I really think there is something here for education!

In my opinion Podcasting is a great tool:

  • for distance learning
  • to facilitate self-paced learning
  • for re-mediation of slower learners
  • to allow faculty to offer advanced and or highly motivated learners extra content
  • for helping students with reading and/or other disabilities
  • for multi-lingual education
  • to provide the ability for educators to feature guest speakers from remote locations
  • to allow guest speakers the ability to present once to many sections and classes
  • to allow educators to escape the tedium of lecturing
  • to offer a richer learning environment

I have registered "" and have the space available for use. I want to do some research on the subject and would like to start my own feed.