This is good news...seems that content that is contained with Flash files and whatever teeny tiny amount of content is contained in Silverlight files...is becoming searchable...an odd twist, as of 3 July it's reported that MSFT Live Search isn't indexing Flash content...
(story link) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system). How do these sound for capabilities: running video and audio of the lecture and a transcript of the lecture which scrolls with the lecture and underlines words in the lecture as they're spoken. You can try it for yourself here. I really love seeing developments like this and products like echo 360, which are leveraging the sunk cost both financial and intellectual that are located within resident lectures. I also think it is fairly interesting that MIT continues to press ahead and not only make notes and syllabi available from their classes but seem to also seek new ways to make that data even more accessible.
Are we really getting closer to a debate about the role/function/value of resident higher education experiences?
"Semantic technologies include software standards and methodologies that
are aimed at providing more explicit meaning for the information that's
at our disposal. This takes different forms depending on where in the
information cycle the semantic technology is applied and which area of
the problem it is addressing; as we’ll get into later in this paper,
there are some commonalities between the technologies but also many
"The hallmark of revolution is that the goals of the revolutionaries cannot be contained by the institutional structure of the society they live in. As a result, either the revolutionaries are put down, or some of those institutions are transmogrified, replaced, or simply destroyed. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."