iTunes an unreliable gatekeeper for podcasts?

When the latest version of iTunes, with new functionality to hear podcasts, was launched at the end of June, an Apple spokesman was quoted saying “We’ve tried to include as many [podcasts] as possible” in the iTunes directory, and, “We’re not trying to be the gatekeeper of podcasting”. But by having and policing a directory […]

Jotspot wiki for e-learning guidance

Wikis are great for supporting long-term or large-scale collaborative projects, enabling multiple team members to edit the same document, with the scope to view or ‘roll back to’ older versions. But for smaller projects the ‘entry cost’ of configuring them correctly and getting your material into wiki format, which is not standard HTML, can be […]

BBC 6 Music podcasts and learning

It’s almost exactly a year since I posted my review of BBC 6 Music as a learning resource on this site, and nearly eight months since I commented on the disappearance of some of the web resources from the 6 Music web site. Now 6 Music has begun a weekly podcast of speech highlights from […]

Last word (for now) on playlist sharing

Having initially reviewed four playlist sharing services, three providers of further services have let me know of what they’re doing in this area. I’ve already posted addenda on FIQL and Mixmatcher. Here are some comments on the GoFish playlist service, and a consolidated comparison table.