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Trying to find useful things to do with emerging technologies in open education

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  1. Can’t see it outside the UK.

    This whole GoeDRM thing is getting to be a real irritant.

    Stephen Downes

    February 17, 2010 at 1:12 am

  2. The first thing that occurs to me is that you could create an ‘expert’ commentary which you offer as a ‘subtitle download’. Rather than just bringing in the whole Twitter stream, instead get acknowledged experts (like academics at the OU?) to publish their commentary as a subtitle file.

    This could perhaps present alternative arguments, point at further reading/resources, critique what is being said etc. etc.

    Think the opportunities here are quite significant in terms of educational use – combining mass media, high quailty, broadcasting with individual expert knowledge.

    Want a post-modern critique of last night’s Corrie?
    Want to know what an evolutionary biologist can add to Blue Planet?
    Want to know more about the answers to the questions asked on University Challenge?

    Download these and more from ou-subtitles.com right now…

  3. [...] Twitter powered subtitles for iplayer (tags: tvi iplayer twitter) [...]

  4. Came across this document on Subtitling Guidelines from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/futuremedia/accessibility/subtitling.shtml

    Martin Hawksey

    February 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm

  5. [...] interesting possibility – caption based annotations to iPlayer replays of the programme via Twitter Powered Subtitles for BBC iPlayer Content c/o the MASHe Blog (also check out the [...]

  6. [...] Secondly, subtitle based annotations, as demonstrated by Martin Hawksey’s Twitter backchannel as iPlayer subtitles hack. The hack describes how to create an iPlayer subtitle feed (I describe some other ways we might view “timed text” here: Twitter Powered Subtitles for BBC iPlayer Content c/o the MASHe Blog). [...]

  7. [...] – Twitter Powered Subtitles for BBC iPlayer Content c/o the MASHe Blog; [...]

  8. [...] Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer content [...]

  9. [...] We can also think about annotation products, eg around TV broadcasts. So for example, Twitter Powered Subtitles for BBC iPlayer Content c/o the MASHe Blog. In some circumstances, we might want to allow communities to be able to discuss or comment on an [...]


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