From community radio to Internet radio, mobiles and narrow-casting: New models for enduring needs

For more images of Saru Praja radio and the training we conducted, click here. In May this year, a colleague and I went to Nissankamallapura, Pollonnaruwa to strengthen online journalism capacities of a group trained in community radio production and had a decent production studio conveniently adjacent to an ICTA Nenasala. This groups was very … Continue reading From community radio to Internet radio, mobiles and narrow-casting: New models for enduring needs

Quick take – Google launches audio indexing

Google announced the launch of its new audio indexing technology - terribly called Gaudi - through a dedicated website. Available only in English and vaunt to crash Safari on my Mac, the site nevertheless shows some early promise. It is however still woefully inaccurate, the challenge of having to create algorithms that can 'understand' the … Continue reading Quick take – Google launches audio indexing

iTunesU – Free educational podcasts and vodcasts

This may be old news to some, but I was delighted to discover iTunesU on the iTunes store. There are already hundreds of podcasts and vodcasts on a huge range of topics, ranging from student presentations and class discussions to actually, full length lectures on topics such as global warming, MDGs and human rights.  I've … Continue reading iTunesU – Free educational podcasts and vodcasts