YouTube service makes video more accessible

A new captioning accessibility service has been announced for the YouTube educational channels. This service will make it easier to provide text transcriptions of video and automatic caption generation. OpenSpires is interested in any service that helps bring audio video … Continue reading

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Focus Group Feedback

Earlier this month the OpenSpires team held another focus group with some friendly academics. These sessions provide valuable feedback and help us to keep the project focussed on supporting the needs of students and academics. At this session we asked … Continue reading

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The Steeple podcasting project

The JISC Steeple project, a collaboration across the podcasting services at Oxford,Cambridge and the Open University (with partners at more than 10 other HEs) also maintains a number of wiki pages discussing the technical areas of encoding and metadata. The … Continue reading

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How can we easily add value to our podcast content and help the individual learner?

So, can we add value to our content? What extra information could we add to our audio and video podcasts to help the individual learner? OpenSpires is looking at ways we can multipurpose our material so that it can be … Continue reading

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We are supporting more recording and editing than originally expected. A range of measures have been put in place to address this demand on the project team resources. The project has recruited a temporary staff member to support the recording … Continue reading

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