Afternoon Faculty Presentations Session

“iPods and Intercollegiate Debate: Coaching on the Go!”
Tim O’Donnell, Director of Debate, University of mary washington

Tim was

“looking for feedback on preliminary plans to rollout a systematic iPod program for intercollegiate debaters in Fall 2005. This is very much a work-in-progress. This presentation will sketch a preliminary vision for managing and coaching the debate program through the iPod.”

Tim is comtemplating using iPods to:
1) organize briefing references in centralized location
2) convey information to the
3) Podcast Tim’s coaching advice on particular teams and particular judges
4) Record all debates for the season
5) Students can record their own arguments to share with teammates

Issues
1) Security of podcasts
2) Microphone issues

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