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Creation and Implementation of an E-Learning Self-Publishing Podcast Application (SPPA)

Hughes, Paul (2011) Creation and Implementation of an E-Learning Self-Publishing Podcast Application (SPPA). Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This Thesis describes the creation and implementation of a self-publishing podcast application designed to allow the user to efficiently record and publish their presentations from a computer to an online server. These podcast will then be accessed by students through their college's online teaching portal.
This application began with the proposal to create a simple podcast application which would allow the user to record both the visual activates of their screen and their own voice allowing for the creation of a video podcast. This application proposed to allow the user to easily start the recording, stop the recording and finally upload the recording to a secure server hosting the teaching portals files. The design of the interface for this application would display six large buttons, some of these allowing the user to record, upload or launch a support website in order to view tutorials on using the application.
Research began by looking at similar software which did not replicate this application but merely shared similar characteristics as it. By referring to user interface and Visual Basic tutorials the developer gained a better insight into how the application should look. The visual aspect of the application was important as one of its characteristics was its simplicity of use.
These application design decisions were taken and implemented using Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Express were the first prototype was developed.
The application took advantage of both existing and new technologies included in the Visual Basic software and in the video podcast sector. These advantages encouraged the application to provide a greater user experience and allow for an easier understanding of the software.
A prototype was set up within the targeted College were it underwent user testing, the results of this test gave the developer a greater understanding of how well this application performed and if it had met its intended purpose to which it was designed for. As this process gains feedback from direct real time users a better overview of the application could be seen.
The outcome of the final software provided a user friendly and efficient platform for lecturers to record and upload presentations to a database within their teaching portals. It brought several different technologies and software programs together to create a programme which is both exciting and beneficial to the methods of e-learning.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: This technical report is one part of a larger software application project.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Web logs. Blogs.
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Web logs. Blogs.
Divisions: School of Computing > B.A. (Honours) in Technology Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 11:03
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/629

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