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Podcasting and iTunes U - Developments at UCL

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Presentation given as part of a JISC RSC South East online seminar in April 2009.

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Podcasting and iTunes U - Developments at UCL

  1. 1. Podcasting and iTunes U Developments at UCL Jeremy Speller Director of Media Services JISC RSC South East Online Seminar 29 April 2009
  2. 2. What we’re going to cover • First toes in the podcasting ocean • How we came to be on iTunes U • VLE integration • Where we are now • Future developments
  3. 3. Background
  4. 4. Background • Globalisation policy
  5. 5. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead
  6. 6. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead • Funding for pilot project
  7. 7. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead • Funding for pilot project • Apple Podcast Producer
  8. 8. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead • Funding for pilot project • Apple Podcast Producer – On-demand recording
  9. 9. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead • Funding for pilot project • Apple Podcast Producer – On-demand recording – Workflow
  10. 10. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead • Funding for pilot project • Apple Podcast Producer – On-demand recording – Workflow – Automated distribution
  11. 11. Background • Globalisation policy • Strong academic lead • Funding for pilot project • Apple Podcast Producer – On-demand recording – Workflow – Automated distribution – Cost effective
  12. 12. Pilot project
  13. 13. Pilot project • Identify champions
  14. 14. Pilot project • Identify champions • Develop workflows to meet academic needs
  15. 15. Pilot project • Identify champions • Develop workflows to meet academic needs • Equip selected lecture theatres
  16. 16. Pilot project • Identify champions • Develop workflows to meet academic needs • Equip selected lecture theatres • Make portable equipment available
  17. 17. Pilot project • Identify champions • Develop workflows to meet academic needs • Equip selected lecture theatres • Make portable equipment available • Provide “best-efforts” support
  18. 18. Pilot project • Identify champions • Develop workflows to meet academic needs • Equip selected lecture theatres • Make portable equipment available • Provide “best-efforts” support • Survey staff and student opinion
  19. 19. Pilot project • Identify champions • Develop workflows to meet academic needs • Equip selected lecture theatres • Make portable equipment available • Provide “best-efforts” support • Survey staff and student opinion • 18 months starting January 2008
  20. 20. The iTunes U bombshell!
  21. 21. The iTunes U bombshell! • Approach from Apple late 2007
  22. 22. The iTunes U bombshell! • Approach from Apple late 2007 • Briefing February 2008
  23. 23. The iTunes U bombshell! • Approach from Apple late 2007 • Briefing February 2008 • Launch June 2008
  24. 24. Why we did it
  25. 25. Why we did it • For the glory! – direction from above: good and bad! – coherent with UCL’s globalisation policy
  26. 26. Why we did it • For the glory! – direction from above: good and bad! – coherent with UCL’s globalisation policy • To further innovations in teaching & learning – strong academic leadership
  27. 27. Gathering the team • UCLb - legal and PM • Corporate Communications - “tone” and PR • Media Services - Audio Visual, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Services • Information Systems - infrastructure and authentication • Library - copyright and IPR
  28. 28. The most important things
  29. 29. The most important things • Content
  30. 30. The most important things • Content • Content
  31. 31. The most important things • Content • Content • Content
  32. 32. The most important things • Content • Content • Content – Spreadsheet of ideal and realistic content to launch
  33. 33. The most important things • Content • Content • Content – Spreadsheet of ideal and realistic content to launch – Technical and legal pragmatism
  34. 34. The most important things • Content • Content • Content – Spreadsheet of ideal and realistic content to launch – Technical and legal pragmatism – Workflow of responsibilities
  35. 35. The most important things • Content • Content • Content – Spreadsheet of ideal and realistic content to launch – Technical and legal pragmatism – Workflow of responsibilities – Keeping some back
  36. 36. Clear structure and layout
  37. 37. Attention to graphics
  38. 38. Attention to graphics
  39. 39. Attention to graphics
  40. 40. Attention to graphics
  41. 41. Attention to graphics
  42. 42. iTunes U in service • Maintain momentum – with no additional resource! • Subscriptions – around 500 - new push due soon • Alternative methods of delivery – RSS
  43. 43. A way in
  44. 44. iTunes U downloads per month 20000 15000 August 2008 10000 October 2008 5000 December 2008 0 February 2009
  45. 45. iTunes U private & Moodle • Academic requirement • Streamed Flash on-demand within Moodle • Moodle link to course page on iTunes U
  46. 46. iTunes U private downloads per month 2200 1650 December 2008 1100 January 2009 550 February 2009 0 March 2009
  47. 47. Web statistics
  48. 48. Where we are
  49. 49. Where we are Online Media Services Podcast Producer development Web-submission interface Flash server integration Metadata standards Metadata database development Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation
  50. 50. Where we are Online Media Services Podcast Producer development Web-submission interface Flash server integration Metadata standards Metadata database development Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation
  51. 51. Where we are iTunes U Site design Content administration Podcast Producer integration Automation RSS / Web Services Online Media Services Podcast Library Podcast Producer development Metadata standards Web-submission interface Flash server integration Metadata standards Metadata database development Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation
  52. 52. Where we are Online Media Services iTunes U Podcast Producer development Site design Web-submission interface Content administration Flash server integration Podcast Producer integration Metadata standards Automation Metadata database development RSS / Web Services Podcast Library Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation Metadata standards
  53. 53. Where we are Lecture Capture Pilot installation Pilot testing Podcast Producer integration Service development Service roll-out Online Media Services iTunes U Podcast Producer development Site design Web-submission interface Content administration Flash server integration Podcast Producer integration Metadata standards Automation Metadata database development RSS / Web Services Podcast Library Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation Metadata standards
  54. 54. Where we are Online Media Services iTunes U Lecture Capture Podcast Producer development Site design Pilot installation Web-submission interface Content administration Pilot testing Flash server integration Podcast Producer integration Podcast Producer integration Metadata standards Automation Service development Metadata database development RSS / Web Services Service roll-out Podcast Library Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation Metadata standards
  55. 55. Where we are Online Media Services iTunes U Lecture Capture Podcast Producer development Site design Pilot installation Web-submission interface Content administration Pilot testing Flash server integration Podcast Producer integration Podcast Producer integration Metadata standards Automation Service development Metadata database development RSS / Web Services Service roll-out Podcast Library Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation Metadata standards
  56. 56. Where we are Teaching & Learning Support Sub-Committee Online Media Programme Board Online Media Services iTunes U Lecture Capture Podcast Producer development Site design Pilot installation Web-submission interface Content administration Pilot testing Flash server integration Podcast Producer integration Podcast Producer integration Metadata standards Automation Service development Metadata database development RSS / Web Services Service roll-out Podcast Library Podcast Library RSS/ATOM feed aggregation Metadata standards
  57. 57. Future developments • Increased workflow automation • Development of the private iTunes U site • Media Suite • OpenCast - opencastproject.org • Steeple - steeple.org.uk • Replay - replay.ethz.ch
  58. 58. Your questions... contact: j.speller@ucl.ac.uk

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