Real Integrates Into BlackBoard

Products & Services > Digital Media Solutions for the Blackboard Learning System™
The Blackboard Integration Suite from Real and Accordent Technologies enables non-technical users to publish video and audio directly into the Blackboard Learning System. In addition to simplifying the publishing process, the solution fully supports the Helix Server infrastructure and RealVideo 10 and RealAudio 10.

This is not really a surprise. BB has needed to add this sort of functionality for a while.

Teleo Brings SIP to the Desktop – Skype One-Upped by Teleo
"A software telephone on the laptop ties into your Microsoft software making it a one-click operation to call anyone listed in your laptop. Highlight the name of an e-mail sender who’s in your address book, click to call, and hear that person’s phone ring. See a phone number on a Web site in IE? Click and call. Calls to other Teleo users are encrypted like Skype calls.

The phone number assigned to your laptop accepts incoming calls from any other telephone, something Skype has yet to introduce (their SkypeIn service is still in test mode). When your laptop is off, forward the calls to your cell phone. No modern road warrior/expense account white collar wage slave is without one of the two every hour of the day and night."

Unlike Skype, Teleo is using SIP to power their system. It would be neat if you could route the line to an Asterisk PBX .  Of course, the technology behind this is pretty straight forward and open to anyone if your handy with Linux:)

Podcasting Sports – ESPN is networking college basketball tournaments to the maximum
Sam Coutin launched this week to offer anybody the chance to create their own sports podcasts. So far, early adapters have been slow to gravitate to sports podcasts “because of the lack of a correlation between sports and geekiness,” Coutin says. Some scientists might dispute that notion.

Just yesterday John and I thought we’d go for a ‘cease & desist’ by doing live streaming webcasts and podcasting of baseball games using a cellphone and the new Astercast technology.

Zope Dispatches

Zope Dispatches
Over the last 1.5 years, Jon Udell has been espousing a set of ideas and following a pattern of trends that culminates in a very interesting screencast with the folks from Mark Logic. View the screencast and go to the 5min27sec mark (yeh, I should know the URL to go directly there, but I don’t).

There are a number of interesting things going on here that I need to look into.

CODEC Annouces Workshops

CODEC – CODEC Strategy Workshops
It has been one year since the meeting in Louisville when the idea of a distance legal education consortium was launched. Since then, CALI has been very busy on the CODEC initiative. To update you and get feedback, we are holding two Strategy Workshops which you are invited to send a representative from your law school.

Disclaimer: CODEC is a CALI project and I’m doing a bit of work on it. If your law school is at all interested in DE, you should send someone off to one the meetings.

Get Your Penguin Podcasting

NewsForge | Podcasting from Linux
Podcasts are reinventing talk radio on the Web. These homemade audio downloads have become popular since they were introduced last year. Pontificate on your political opinions, praise your favorite bands, interview your hero — the possibilities are limitless.

Podcasts were created by fans of the Apple iPod, but you don’t need an iPod or a Mac to make your own. Properly configured, the average Linux distribution can podcast with the best of them.

And yes it is that easy. It’s also easy using the very same tools in the Win32 world.

MindRaider: Outliner and More Project details for MindRaider
MindRaider is a Semantic Web outliner/mind mapper. It aims to connect the tradition of outline editors with emerging technologies. MindRaider’s mission is to organize not only the content of your hard drive but also your cognitive base and social relationships in a way that enables quick navigation, concise representation, and inferencing.

Among other things it has support for OPML.