Friday, September 30, 2005

Burks on Flickr

Greetings! Today's podcast is about the use of Flickr - and how Flickr can be used in e-learning.

For more information, see:

My personal account is at:

Also, note the "Flickr badge" with my photos on the lower right side of my blog.

-- Burks

PS - As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

PAC 442 at UIS - Weeks 5 and 6

Hi! This podcast is for my PAC 442 class at UIS - a summary of Week 5 and a look ahead to Week 6.

[The orange title above is a direct link to the mp3 file.]

-- Burks

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Burks on Podcasting

Hi! Today's podcast is about podcasting - that is, the nuts and bolts of how I create a podcast and get it to my iPod - using free software. Here are links to some of the sites I mention in the podcast: - software for creating mp3 files - web-based software for creating a blog - a website for publishing blogs - my blog - the XML file in Atom - an RSS news aggregator - a website for converting Atom to RSS - the RSS feed for my blog - software for "podcatching"

Don't forget - you can access the mp3 file with this podcast directly by clicking on the orange title above.

-- Burks

Monday, September 19, 2005

PAC 442 at UIS - Weeks 4 and 5

Hi! This posting is for my PAC 442 online class at UIS - Internet and American Life.
The orange title above is linked to my podcast summarizing Week 4 and previewing Week 5.

You can subscribe to my podcast at:

-- Burks

Friday, September 16, 2005

Sloan Semester catalog launched!

Well, the Sloan Semester catalog went live last night (Sept. 15) - just 16 days after Katrina. Check it all out at

[Listen to the podcast by clicking on the orange title above.]

-- Burks

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Burks On RSS

Hi everyone! Here is my blog posting and podcast on the topic of RSS. If you click on the orange title of this posting, you can listen to the audio (or right-click to save the mp3 file to your desktop).

I'll be giving a presentation about RSS later this month - you might want to look at that.

You also might want to read this background article about RSS from the NY Times news site.

Finally, if you go to the XML orange icon in the lower-right corner of this screen, you will be able to subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog (right-click on the icon and copy the link location - then subscribe to it in your RSS news aggregator, such as SharpReader or iTunes).

All the best,


Friday, September 09, 2005

Update on the Sloan Semester initiative

Hi everyone! Linked to this posting is a short podcast with an update on the Sloan Semester initiative. I'll hope you'll take the time to visit the website at:

All the best,


Thursday, September 01, 2005

This is my first podcast

This is my first attempt at blogging. And it includes a short introduction as a podcast.