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Carleton University delivers classes via pod-casts.

— February 18, 2006 — Social Good
Carleton says it is the first university in the world to offer an entire course of video-recorded lectures through iTunes for playback on iPods, cell phones, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable and the common personal computer.
“Students actually download the lecture as they would a song,” Burk says. “These days, students simply expect to see what they need on a screen.”
What they get, for free, is a complete record of classroom events, captured by at least two broadcast TV cameras that follow the professor's moves and comments. Either a switcher or the professor himself changes camera angles as necessary, including overhead shots of lab demonstrations and the text from slides and PowerPoint presentations.
Trend Themes
1. Pod-casting Education - There is an opportunity for universities to develop their courses for pod-casting, improving accessibility and convenience for students.
2. Digital Lecture Recording - The widespread adoption of digital lecture recording could lead to opportunities for companies to develop new software and hardware to improve the recording and editing process.
3. Mobile Learning - As more universities adopt mobile learning, there is potential for companies to develop educational apps and platforms that offer personalized and interactive learning experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Higher Education - The adoption of digital lecture recording technology presents opportunities for universities to improve student experience and accessibility.
2. Software Development - The need for software to capture and edit digital lecture recordings could create opportunities for software development companies.
3. Edtech - With the rise of mobile learning, there is potential for EdTech companies to develop innovative educational tools and content for mobile devices.
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