Monday, April 25, 2005

New podcasting tools for useability and searchability

Special thanks to Yiftach Levy an Information Technology Consultant for Career Services at San Diego State University for turning me on to Podscope!
Searchability and usability are big thing's in Podcasting for education. There are new tools coming along to address both issues, as discussed in this ZD Net posting. Podcasting is not the only technology needing good speech to text technology. As laws requiring accessibility are enforced thousands of educational institutions are going to have to come to grips with the need to make content accessible to hearing impaired learners. This is going to create a booming market for solution providers and hopefully push the artificial intelligence technology it will take to make this happen!
If you build a market, solutions will come. As podcasting matures so will processing power increase. With a market hungry for solutions more and better products like Podscope will emerge and become more usable.
That will be good for us all!

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