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Randall Davis - Breaking the Sound Barrier on the Web

Randall Davis of
Breaking the Sound Barrier on the Web
at TESOL2006
March 17, 2006
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This presentation focused on helping teachers learn how to author multimedia for the Internet, from selecting hardware and software to preparing their recording "studios" to get the best sound.

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14:42:59 beecharmer: Randall's URL is
14:43:24 JeffLebow: Today's handout
14:45:15 buthaina: i have
14:45:19 buthaina: :)
14:45:19 Perry: 6
14:45:31 Perry: But I only use 1 button
14:45:59 beecharmer: Feel free to send in questions during Randall's talk. I have seven buttons myself. *)
14:48:17 Moira: I zap
14:48:19 buthaina: yes, my 2 sons go far that every now and then
14:48:47 buthaina: Chris ..:D
14:48:51 buthaina: :D
14:49:19 buthaina: beecharmer is Chris, right?
14:50:01 beecharmer: Ok, you got me. I'm Chris, but I do keep bees.
14:51:09 buthaina: yes, please, Randall..
14:51:12 buthaina: itunes
14:51:44 buthaina: right..
14:52:21 buthaina: How about , iTunes, Randall? I'm using it now..
14:52:28 JeffLebow: For teachers who want to use your audio in an offline environment, is there a way they can save the audio files to their hard drive?
14:53:09 buthaina: Yes, good question , Jeff..this is why i'm using iTunes, so that I can save my sound files.
14:53:46 buthaina: others doesn't have this option..
14:53:50 beecharmer: Welcome, RitaZ. Check out Randall's handout at
14:54:06 RitaZ: sorry about being late
14:54:30 beecharmer: No 'late' here. Feel free to ask questions and I'll get them to Randall.
14:54:31 buthaina: what's a code hanger?
14:54:36 RitaZ: thank you , Bee
14:54:38 beecharmer: Coat
14:54:50 beecharmer: hanger
14:54:58 buthaina: hehe, ok..thanks, beecharmer
14:56:06 beecharmer: I hope he doesn't wear them...
14:56:20 buthaina: lol..
14:56:40 beecharmer: Save the new ones.
14:57:06 buthaina: Randall...It's ok, nothing reached here, Randall
14:57:26 buthaina: had a twoel covering my deskspeakers
15:00:13 JeffLebow: How is the webcast audio - clear enough? loud enough?
15:00:31 buthaina: perfect here in Kuwait, Jeff
15:00:46 RitaZ: loud and clear enough, Jeff :-)
15:01:23 buthaina: was joking a short while ago when Randall spoke too closly into his mic..
15:01:37 RitaZ: Audacity
15:01:46 buthaina: cooledit
15:01:48 RitaZ: handybits with kids
15:01:56 buthaina: HotRecorder
15:02:33 buthaina: :D
15:02:37 JeffLebow:
15:02:44 buthaina: thanks, Jeff
15:03:37 JeffLebow: What is the advantage of using Sound Recorder instead of Audacity?
15:04:09 buthaina: oh, wow, fantastic, Randall..
15:04:14 buthaina: thanks
15:04:47 buthaina: yes, our case here in Kuwaiy University
15:04:53 JeffLebow: Audacity is also multi-platform (Mac, Windows, and Linux
15:06:36 buthaina: right
15:08:00 beecharmer: check out
15:08:56 buthaina: thanks, beecharmer
15:09:54 Dennis_in_Phoenix: Hi, Randall. Hi, everyone.
15:10:37 beecharmer: Welcome, Dennis. Check out for Randall's handout and send in your questions in.
15:10:52 beecharmer: delete one 'in'.
15:11:50 Dennis_in_Phoenix: I use mp3 files for class use.
15:12:27 Dennis_in_Phoenix: Thanks, Bee. Dziekuje!
15:12:52 JeffLebow: We are listening to live streaming audio
15:13:19 JeffLebow: If you click on the Real Player or Windows media icon to listen to this webcast, those were metafiles
15:13:37 beecharmer: Jeff, is there a delay in the audio broadcast?
15:13:42 JeffLebow: yes
15:13:51 beecharmer: About how much?
15:13:52 JeffLebow: approximately 30-45 seconds
15:14:11 JeffLebow: longer at lower bitrate (channel 2)
15:14:54 beecharmer:
15:15:05 JeffLebow: If anyone would like to skype in to ask a question, they can do so by skyping 'worldbridges'
15:16:43 JeffLebow: several of the most popular podcast feeds in the world are ESL related
15:17:43 Dennis_in_Phoenix: Thanks, Randall.
15:17:52 RitaZ: thank you, Randall!
15:18:05 JeffLebow:
15:18:08 Moira: Thank you all
15:18:11 Dennis_in_Phoenix: What a fantastic service you've provided, Jeff!
15:18:12 RitaZ: and thank you Jeff, as well
15:18:14 buthaina: Thanks, Randall, Chris, Jeff for making this is possible for all of us
15:18:21 beecharmer: Thanks to everyone!
15:18:31 Dennis_in_Phoenix: Hear, hear, Bee!
15:18:46 buthaina: esp. us, the virtual gang

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