'Webinar' method of learning could change the university experience for ever - Higher, Education. This is a webinar, and the delays to it caused by dodgy broadband here or there seem to add to our sense of togetherness rather than detract from it, whether we are in an office in Haiti, a tent in Darfur or lying on a bed in Oxford.
Webinars are, unsurprisingly, web-based seminars that began as one-way webcasts and have now evolved into interactive online conferences. Some may have as many as 1,000 people participating in them. And while those at the back of a classroom can never see, in a webinar everyone has a perfect view – and can see everyone else's annotations. What is more, each webinar can be recorded, and watched again. Judging from the number of "how to run a knockout webinar" videos on YouTube, I am not the only convert. He believes that this is due to "a vast improvement in webinar technology, allowing audiences to join easily and quickly from almost any location in the world, together with improvements in reliability and tools allowing for interaction".
Podcasting Toolbox: 70+ Podcasting Tools and Resources. Podcasting may not have lived up to the early hype, but with iPods and other MP3 players still selling like crazy, the potential audience for these audio shows is huge.
We've compiled a monster list of 70+ tools and resources for podcasters and wannabes. Podcast Creation Guides How To Create a Podcast - About.com's step-by-step tutorial for podcast beginners.iLounge Guide to Podcast Creation - another guide for creating your own podcast for absolute beginners.Podcasting Legal Guide - find about legal issues relevant to podcasting in this Creative Commons guide.
Podcast Hosting, Sharing and Networking (Free) Pickstation - A Digg for podcasts and music.Collectik - "Mixtapes for podcasts": find, share and organize podcasts.Podbean - Free podcast hosting and publishing.Castpost - Free hosting for audio and video clips.HeyCast - A tool to create video podcasts. Podcast Advertising Audio Tours Video Podcasting Mobile Podcasting Text to Podcasts Podcasts to Text Podcast Directories. My iPad Creativity Suite - The Constructivist Toolkit.
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Turnitin / plagiarism. Diagrams that changed the world. A picture, the old adage goes, is worth 1,000 words.
But in science a diagram can describe things that transcend the written word. A single image can convey the simple underlying pattern hidden by words or equations, says Marcus du Sautoy. Draw the right picture and you can literally transform the way we see the world. But a diagram is more than just a physical representation of what we see with our eyes. The power of a diagram is to crystallise a new way of seeing the world. Often it requires throwing away information, focusing on what is essential. Copernicus certainly understood the power of a good picture. But it is the diagram that he draws at the beginning of the book that captures in a simple image his revolutionary new idea: it is the Sun that is at the centre of the Solar System, not the Earth.
His picture encapsulates some of the essential elements of the best diagrams. Copernicus knew they weren't circles. Newton's optics diagrams for example transform light into geometry.