Thursday, January 31, 2008

STUG Podcast in Full Swing

This is definitely big news. I'll start by explaining how this all got started.

I have been heavily involved in the Student Tablet Users Group from the beginning. Actually, I helped found it. One of our projects that we had on our wish list for last semester was to release instructional videos. This would be a combination of screen casts and other instructional material.

I'm very excited to say that this has become a reality!

Tablet Tips can be found on both YouTube and Blip.TV
http://youtube.com/SpeedSTUG
http://tablettips.blip.tv

The podcast is just really getting started. I'm sad to say the production quality is quite poor. All of the recording is done using my sub-standard webcam. The Logitec Notebook Pro is the exact camera. It can record 640 by 480 video at a full frame rate but doesn't have the crisp looking video of the professional podcasts I enjoy watching.

For having a current budget of $0 and having spent $0, I'm really proud at the quality of what STUG has produced. I'm also excited that the website is slowly morphing into a decent looking video and informational hub for tablet information.

There is still a long way to go. Currently there are a few episodes in planning stages. Steven is working on getting a tablet to configure Linux under and then have a tutorial on the correct way to get everything running. I'm going to review my Toshiba M405 soon and hopefully some OneNote tutorials will be in the near future soon.

Long term goals (long term as hopefully before the end of the semester) is to have some videos directed toward future speed school students and parents of those students. Maybe even having a brief video for show at orientations.

So far this project has been very successful and I hope that it can continue.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed watching your most recent podcast. Quality wasn't too bad, it was very informative.

Anonymous said...

Tell Cassie I like the new sketch much, much better.

Rock Band for the WII . . . a little late for us.