OER10: Opencast Matterhorn
Bjorn Hassler on the early release of tools to help make video casts....
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24 March 2010
Bjorn Hassler on the early release of tools to help make video casts.
His take home message is that Caret is offering podcast and vidcast support from “Opencast” and Steeple. Steeple has a greater UK and institutional focus. www.steeple.org.uk. Bjorn focussed on the tools called “Matterhorn” coming out of Opencast with Mellon and Hewlett Foundation support) is then examining the way to automate the capture of lecture using hardware based on a specialised low-cost PC. There are commercial solutions but Matterhorn is seeking to be low-cast ($500/unit). With automated publishing to iTunesU and YouTube.
Q: Are you working with Brandon at MIT on their transcription system.
A: There is only space for a limited number of tools in HE – Matterhorn is working with MIT and also finding that people are prepared to abandon
Q: What about the pedagogy?
A: Not the focus for the project – but some partners are considering this Ostabruck(?) in Germany and there is a separate PPP (Podcasting for Pedagogical Purposes) project.
Q: Should project explore different uses? E.g. reflective practice
A: Coventry has looked at some of this – ELTAC. Also the system is helping offering disability support.
10:23 on 24 March 2010