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Owau Topic - Favorite App

I'm behind in my post about the IOC 2011 so I'm turning it into our discussion topic. I attended a couple sessions and need to return for the archives. There were separate sessions to discuss communication, field work, content delivery, and assessment. The assessment session I attended focused on Poll Anywhere (which some of us are familiar with from Dorothy's demo) and DoubleTake. Doubletake is a mobile video sharing system designed specifically for students to use with their courses. Using the DoubleTake mobile application, Students can capture, share, and watch videos from virtually anywhere using their smart phone. One of the "wow" factors for me was actually not the app itself but the way they are leveraging their existing computers on campus to process the video on the back end (they describe it on their Web site as "Supercomputer meets cell phone").
The last session of the day was an App party. Participants and presenters rounded out the day with reflection and sharing. Here are three things that were shared:
  1. Buzz Touch - Free iPhone app builder
  2. DropBox - bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere
  3. Audioboo - social audio recording
I also wanted to throw in the term, "creepy treehouse", that was used and what I found (interesting stuff about Blackboard): http://mfeldstein.com/the-creepy-treehouse/

You can decide what you'd like to think about, the mobile future, favorite app, the creepy treehouse effect :)

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