The Kept-Up Academic Librarian is pointing out to an article in New York Times about a two companies Tegrity and Echo 360 that capture the words of classroom lectures and sync them as podcasts to iPods, MP3 players or phones. The digital lectures are also acompyning by image slides with all the graphic, pictures and animations used in the class, usuially saved in Power Point.
All the podcasts and illustrated lectures are saved on separate servers and searchable by chapter and keywords.
"Students may take class notes with a digital pen, writing on a special paper notebook or printed handouts. Tegrity seamlessly links the students' notes to the captured instruction, creating one unified experience for studying. Students can click on any note taken in class to review the instructor's explanation of that point." To see how the software can sinc your digital notes with the illustrated lectures, click on the flash demo link on this page.
Popular programs at some libraries are always full and hard to get into, so why not using Tegrity or Echo 360 to record content and synchronize it to the iPods, MP3 players and computers of our users.
Via: The Kept Up Academic Librarian