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Tech Spotlight – Dr. Kevin Gue

Dr. Kevin Gue

Dr. Kevin Gue

What comes to mind when you think of the term Garage Band? It may or may not surprise you to know that this Mac application may be used to create podcasts. Podcasts are becoming an increasingly popular and useful learning tool for students who have already have their ears plugged with the latest tunes.

ProfCast, another Mac software application, allows instructors to create a visual presentation (somewhat like a PowerPoint). The lesson would then be taught as the instructor normally teaches classe, with the possible exception of a portable microphone. The resulting product is what can be called an enhanced podcast. With a few clicks, the visual presentation along with the audio can be saved and uploaded to a site where students can easily access the information. Dr. Kevin Gue has experimented with ProfCast and found it to be very user-friendly. While still using traditional methods of teaching, he notes that ProfCast accommodates classroom learning by providing a means for the students to review what they’ve learned in class.

Dr. Kevin Gue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In the future, he sees the use of videos as being a functional tool for his courses.


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