The proof-of-concept trial system has been extended to also investigate video podcasts (or vodcasts). iPodcast Moodle module development has been delayed as the original discussions with the third-party creator came to an end once it was clear he was unavailable in the required timeframes. Alternative developers are being sought to undertake enhancements to iPodcast, under terms of GNU general public licence.
A podcasting group consisting of teams offering technology, advice and support is being convened to coordinate provision, in line with the launch of new LTS Sound & Vision studio facilities.
Future enhancements to an outsourced Audio Recording Tool are welcomed, to allow individuals to record more personal and immediate content and feedback.
Podcast creation tools are being investigated at a cross-unit level – from Apple’s incipient Podcast Producer and server infrastructure for centralised provision, to more local solutions such as Lecturnity – possibly more appropriate for capturing regional events and tutorials.