Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author .

2008 NC Distance Learning Association Conference April 2 – 4, 2008 @ the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

I will be presenting and training on podcasting at the 2008 NC Distance Learning Association Conference in New Bern, NC. If you are attending, I look forward to meeting you and working with you there. We’ll be covering the basics of getting started with podcast development, publishing, and promoting. Additionally, there will be a roundtable discussion on the topic of podcasting following the training. I encourage newbies and veterans to attend and contribute. Click here for more information about the conference!


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80 Places to Submit Your Podcasts

Here’s a great little resource for you newbie podcasters out there. "Where to Submit Your Podcasts: Best Podcast Search Engines and Directories – Mini-Guide." Click here!

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Sex and the Female Game Player Demographic

More adult women than ever are playing digital games and that underscores the potential of advergaming to reach this coveted female demographic. Click here!

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Hacker Super Bowl pits Mac OS vs. Linux, Vista

To garner the $20,000 purse, hackers have to win with a zero-day attack that’s never been seen before… It’s the most anticipated matchup in the hacker world: Linux versus Mac OS X versus Vista. Who will get hacked first? That’s what organizers of the CanSecWest security conference hope to discover this week as they give show attendees a shot at hacking into the three laptops they’ve put on display here in Vancouver. The catch? They have to use a brand-new ‘zero day’ attack that nobody has seen before. The prize? $20,000, plus you get to keep the laptop. Show organizers are calling the contest PWN 2 OWN. Pwn (which rhymes with own) is a hacker term meaning to take control of a computer. Click here for more info!

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Blackboard Release 8.0 Now Available

It’s here – Release 8.0 for the Blackboard Learning System™ – Enterprise License is now available. Paul Vitagliano, a Blackboard Educational Director at Centenary College, says, "The new Blackboard Grade Center™ is a revolution in grade management…" Click here!

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Is IT Killing the Planet?

Atefeh Riazi, the CIO of advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, asked some hard questions about the role IT is playing in the consumption of our global resources. She started out simply by talking about how much carbon dioxide her own company produces each year. Following is the information she presented at the conference. See more!

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10 Things You Can Do in 10 Minutes To Be a More Successful e-Learning Professional

"You need a break and, instead of heading to the coffee pot, what can you do in 10 minutes that will refresh and energize you and increase your job satisfaction and career success?" Read more!

This article has some good suggestions and sites to check-out. AB

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Is Podcasting an Industry?

"There’s been chatter recently, started by Michael Geoghegan, about podcasting not actually being an industry. This sparked a lot of thoughts that I’ve been mulling over the last week. I finally decided this was an important enough discussion to bump the scheduled topics and talk about it…" More!

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Reviewing for a test could be just a click away on your iPod

College campuses are using software that synchronizes digital recordings of lectures with visual aids, so students can replay them on computers or download them to iPods, other MP3 players and some cell phones. The technology enables students to review instruction in preparation for exams, clarify confusing concepts and make up for missed classes.
Read more!

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Adobe Flash on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch

Adobe is pursuing Flash for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

"…to bring the full capabilities of Flash to the iPhone Web-browsing experience, we do need to work with Apple beyond and above what is available through the SDK and the current license around it." More!

The lack of Flash on the devices has really been an annoyance. It hampers the user experience. Adobe and Apple, get together on this and fix it! AB

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