This podcast is a recording from Thursday, February 21, 2008, on day two of a three day workshop shared as part of the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Participants had just spent an hour using their Olympus WS-110 portable digital audio recorders, Switch software, and Audacity software to create recorded interviews with each other about a variety of topics. We spent about twenty minutes discussing the challenges, obstacles, roadblocks, work-arounds, and learning points they encountered during their work time together. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices is a statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet. More information is available on our main project website


Show Notes:

  1. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices participant videos (on Ning)
  2. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices (main project website)
  3. Audacity software
  4. Switch software
  5. Gcast (used by a participant for distributed audio recording)
  6. Olympus WS-110 digital audio recorder
  7. Instructions for using the Olympus WS-110 recorder
  8. Blog post: Why Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Matters
  9. Participant social bookmarks (aggregated) for Celebrate Oklahoma Voices 2008

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3 Responses to Podcast229: Educators Share Learning Points about Audacity, Switch, and Mobile Audio Recording

  1. Gail Desler says:

    Wesley, have you moved on to the fee-based Switch program? I downloaded the trial two months ago, and was disappointed when I tried to use it this morning only to be prompted that it was time to start paying for the service.


  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    Gail: No, I have not bought the commercial version of Switch and don’t plan to. Their website is tricky, it seems to redirect (even when a direct link to the free version is followed) to the paid version. I recommend deleting the paid version / removing it from your system, and then downloading and installing the free version. NOT the “free trial” version, but the FREE version. I don’t see a compelling reason to use the commercial version. I wish their website didn’t try to trick users into downloading the “free trial” commercial version. I am glad they offer a truly free version, however, with the functionality we need with our Olympus WS-110 recorders which need WMA converted to MP3.

  3. […] I’ll add more thoughts tomorrow after listening to this podcast. […]

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